November is Financial Literacy Month, a great opportunity to highlight how encouraging financial empowerment is at the heart of everything we do.
In fact, financial literacy and cooperation have been part of Desjardins Group's mission for 120 years. These values are also in the DNA of Group retirement savings.
To make information easily accessible, we strive to always communicate with your plan members using a clear and simple format. All the information shared with them is intended to be relevant so they can spend less time deciphering financial jargon and more time planning for their retirement.
We also provide plan members with practical, user-friendly resources such as:
- The online Education Centre, which offers free webinars by our education team
- Personalized videos
- The On Target Retirement goal tracker
- Helpful articles and tools
We need to keep promoting financial literacy. The more we talk about it, the better it is for everyone!
To find out more about our approach, see Communication and education Opens in a new window..
According to the results of the 2019 Canadian Financial Capability Survey, 44% of Canadians say they've found ways to increase their financial knowledge and confidence over the past 5 years. The survey findings show that financial literacy, resources and tools help Canadians manage their money. For example, people who make a budget have greater financial well-being. Also, those with a plan for saving are more likely to feel better prepared and more confident about their retirement.