Canada Awards for ExcellenceRecipient Profile
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
2018 Certificate of Merit Recipient
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) protects financial consumers by overseeing federally regulated financial entities and by strengthening the financial literacy of all Canadians.
In 2015, FCAC published the National Strategy for Financial Literacy – Count me in, Canada. Its vision is to empower Canadians to manage money and debt wisely, to plan and save for the future, and to prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse.
In 2018, FCAC appointed a mental health champion as part of the Mental Health in the Federal Public Service strategy. FCAC’s mental health action plan initiatives encourage staff to invest in their mental, physical and financial well-being. FCAC regularly brings in subject matter experts and guests speakers, and each November promotes employee activities to support Financial Literacy Month, a nation-wide initiative promoting the importance of financial literacy.