Financial Education

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Financial education
for new Canadians

New to Canada? This program introduces you to Canadian banking and credit in a series of seminars. TD funds the program and works in partnership with community-based organizations.

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Our commitment to financial education

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget or planning for retirement, financial education affects us all. That’s why TD, a long-time supporter of financial education, is committed to helping people from all walks of life improve their money skills. In 2015 alone:

  • TD employees volunteered over 3,400 hours last year teaching money management skills to Canadians.
  • TD launched a new suite of educational tools and resources for parents, teachers and youth.
  • Contributed over $7.7 million to promote access to post-secondary schooling for all young Canadians and to foster excellence at universities and college.

Learn more about the State of Financial Education in Canadian classrooms. View the Report.

Why is financial education important?

Financial decisions are becoming more complex. There are more choices available for saving, spending, borrowing and investing. Developing financial literacy skills can help consumers make those decisions with confidence. That’s why TD works with individuals, teachers and community groups to help raise financial literacy levels, with a focus on underserved communities. Our priority is education – through community outreach, consumer education, and the formation of the Financial Education Council.

“I’ve met so many people who’ve only discovered the importance of credit ratings and savings the hard way. Once I showed them how simple it was, the response I would always get was, ‘I wish I had learned this earlier’.”
– Lara Mahaffy, TD Financial Service Representative and “Your Money” volunteer, Vancouver, B.C.

Where TD volunteers teach money skills

Each year, thousands of TD volunteers spend their free time helping people understand how to manage money wisely. Not just in branches, but in the communities where we live and work. Find out more about these programs and organizations. Learn more.

Funded by TD and supported by TD volunteers, these hands-on education programs – focused on financial education, work readiness and entrepreneurship – help youth succeed in an ever-changing global economy. TD donated $1 million in October 2014, and over the next 3 years will see 1,200 employees deliver 800 programs to more than 23,000 youths.

Since 2011, more than 400 TD employees have volunteered over 8,300 hours teaching money-management skills to more than 4,800 adult learners.

Funded by TD and supported by TD volunteers, this program is aimed at introducing new Canadians to the Canadian banking system. In 2014, TD piloted 22 workshops in 3 communities in the GTA reaching close to 400 newcomers. With ABC Life Literacy, the expanded pilot will continue to run over 25 workshops in multiple communities across Canada between November 2015 and March 2016.

In September 2015, TD began piloting a Money Matters program specifically tailored to post-secondary students who are, typically for the first time, exposed to different forms of credit. The program offers helpful tips and practical experience with budgeting and credit basics.

In this Canadian Bankers Association program, one for high school students and one for seniors, TD volunteers lead free in-class seminars on budgeting, saving, investing, credit and fraud prevention. In 2014, over 2,000 people participated in close to 80 Your Money workshops.

TD has been working with Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Heath, a centre located in Ottawa that provides programs in support of the local Aboriginal community. Money Matters has been piloting tailored and culturally relevant programs since November 2015. The goal is to reach approximately 100 learners in urban and rural First Nations community organizations in Ontario.

TD Financial Education Resources

Learn more about TD's commitment to financial education in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report. Access online report.

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Additional resources supported by TD

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