Fifteen community organizations awarded funding from TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund
Almost $1 million will support innovative financial literacy initiatives across Canada
TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) today announced the 15 community organizations that have been awarded a total of $999,267 from the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund to support financial literacy projects. The Fund supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to low income and economically disadvantaged people across the country.
The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund, administered by SEDI, recently completed its fourth round of funding, selecting the fifteen grantees from 136 applicants. In this round, supported projects will help organizations focused on serving, among others, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, rural and urban Aboriginal People, new Canadians, young mothers in recovery from addiction, and unemployed adults.
"The diverse initiatives supported by the Fund underscore the importance of financial literacy to all Canadians," said Elizabeth Mulholland, Interim Chief Executive Officer, SEDI. "In addition to supporting accessible financial literacy education, the Fund also serves as a catalyst for new approaches that strengthen the field of community financial literacy overall."
"Improving financial literacy for all Canadians requires creative thinking and a commitment to find new approaches that work for at-risk groups. TD is proud to support innovative financial literacy programming that makes a real difference in the lives of Canadians," said Scott Mullin, Vice President, Community Relations, TD Bank Group.
The full list of grantees is:
- Toronto Foundation for Student Success, Toronto, ON
- Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Vancouver, BC
- Coalition des associations de consommateurs du Québec, Montreal, QC
- K-W Working Centre for the Unemployed, Kitchener, ON
- Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, Calgary, AB
- Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, Toronto, ON
- NWT Literacy Council, Yellowknife, NT
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
- Healthy Aboriginal Network, Courtenay, BC
- Pathways to Education Canada, Toronto, ON
- Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland & Labrador Inc., St. John's, NL
- St. Joseph Immigrant Women's Centre, Hamilton, ON
- Centre de services éducatifs populaires du Haut-Saint-François, East Angus, QC
- Youth Employment Assistance Headquarters Inc., Brockville, ON
- University Settlement, Toronto, ON
The Fund is currently reviewing its guidelines in order to increase the impact of the Fund's grants on the field of financial literacy. New guidelines and a revised application form will be posted in June 2012. The deadline for the next round of applications will be announced in June 2012. Information can be found at www.sedi.org/grantfund.