CPA Canada announces the launch of a free webinar series on women’s financial literacy on International Women’s Day

TORONTO, March 7, 2022 /CNW/ – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is launching a new series on financial literacy to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022. The online program, sponsored by Canada Life, will provide free financial education on a variety of topics designed for women of all ages going through a multitude of life changes.

“Women are the cornerstone of improving a family’s financial situation. Research has shown the difference it makes for families when women are empowered to participate in their family’s financial decisions,” said Doretta Thompson, CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader. “This program gives participants the knowledge to make informed decisions about their financial future.”

The program is a comprehensive beginner’s guide for women looking to improve their personal financial literacy and will be delivered in six self-contained sessions presented via webinar by Chartered Professional Accountants. The sessions, offered in English and French, will be offered from 8 March mid-June. Starting in the fall, they will be available upon request through CPA Canada’s standard volunteer program.

International research has shown that improving women’s financial literacy can improve a household’s overall financial situation. A recent study by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) – Fearless Woman: Financial Literacy and Stock Market Participation – showed that knowledge accounts for two-thirds of the gender gap in financial literacy, with confidence being the other third party. This program not only aims to provide women with the knowledge, but also the confidence to take charge of their financial lives.

“At Canada Life, we know that financial literacy is key to building stronger communities,” said Candra See-Toh, Assistant Vice-President, Capital Management, Canada Life. “That’s why we’re proud to support CPA Canada’s literacy program, as it brings together experts who will help positively impact the financial wellness journey of many women. We are honored to support the tools that empower future Canadians. »

The program includes sessions on: building a financial mindset; parental leave planning; prepare finances for separation or divorce; invest; retirement and estate planning; and more. To register, visit for more information.

On from Canada CPA
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For further information: Perry Jensen, Media Relations Manager, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Tel. : 416-204-3941, Email: [email protected]