CPA Canada’s Barbados Chapter to Commemorate Financial Literacy Month in April

The Barbados Chapter of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is commemorating ‘Financial Literacy Month‘ in April to help Barbadians better manage their finances.

Canadian CPAs based in Barbados will draw on their expertise to engage in financial literacy outreach programs in communities across the island.

Canadian CPAs based in Barbados will draw on their expertise to engage in financial literacy outreach programs in communities across the island.

“Our mission is to deliver valuable information sessions to improve the overall state of financial literacy in Barbados”, says Oliver Jordan, Chapter Chair. “The ability to make sound financial decisions will positively impact not only personal finances, but also small business outcomes, local economies, and even workplace productivity and morale,” Jordan added.

CPA Canada’s award winning financial literacy program contributes to economic and social development through the work of member volunteers, publications and valuable information online. It was first introduced outside of Canada in Barbados in 2016.

In April the focus will be on the youth and adults. Volunteer Canadian CPAs will offer adults sessions that encourage them to be good financial role models; secondary schools will focus on ‘Budgeting and Expenses’ and at the primary school level, attention will be given to ‘Savings and Bank Accounts’.

“CPA Canada is committed to providing the tools, resources and inspiration to enhance the financial knowledge, skills and confidence of Barbadians,” says Nancy Foran, CPA Canada Vice President, International. “Equipping individuals with greater financial capability leads to greater prosperity and quality of life for individuals and families and promotes sustainable economic growth,” she noted.

A training session for CPA Canada members is scheduled for Tuesday March 27, 2018 from 8am at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Members interested in being trained or in need of refresher training, are asked to register via finlitcaribbean@cpacanada.ca

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