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National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy

Using Research to Improve the Financial Well-Being of Canadians

HOSTED BY: Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) in partnership with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

Event Program

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  • Event Synopsis: The National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy brings together Canadian and international thought leaders to share evidence that will inform the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy. This year, the Symposium theme is Using Research to Improve the Financial Well-Being of Canadians. Presentations and sessions will be organized under the following topics, which directly contribute to overall financial well-being: day-to-day money management, building savings and managing debt.

Symposium Videos


DAY 1 Morning



DAY 1 Afternoon



DAY 2





Speakers & Presentations

DAY 1

  • Symposium Welcoming Remarks
    Vivek Goel, University of Toronto
    Lucie Tedesco, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Keynote Speaker
    Dr. Elaine Kempson, University of Bristol (PDF)
  • Financial Well-Being - Around the World
    Moderator: Steve Trites, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
    Dr. Rebecca Kong, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (PDF) (FR)
    Celestyna Galicki, New Zealand Commission for Financial Capability (PDF)
    Dr. Elaine Kempson, University of Bristol (PDF)
  • Financial Vulnerability
    Moderator: Dr. Brenda Spotton Visano, York University (PDF)
    Dr. David Rothwell, Oregon State University (PDF)
    Eloise Duncan, Seymour Consulting (PDF)
    Dr. Andrea Hasler, George Washington University (PDF)
    Dr. Jerry Buckland, Menno Simons College (PDF)
  • How a Lack of Resources Distorts Decision-Making
    Moderator: Dr. Jiaying Zhao, University of British Columbia (PDF)
    Sam Hirshman, University of Chicago (PDF)
    Suanna Oh, Columbia University (PDF)
    Dr. Caroline Roux, Concordia University (PDF)
  • Innovative Approaches to Educating Consumers
    Moderator: Dr. Karen Duncan, University of Manitoba (PDF)
    Nicole Rivest, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (PDF) (FR)
    Nick Watkins, Money Advice Service (PDF)
    Dr. Pierre-Carl Michaud, HEC Montréal
  • Debt Management: How to Encourage Canadians to Pay Down Debt?
    Moderator: Dr. Dilip Soman, University of Toronto (PDF)
    Dr. Keri Kettle, University of Manitoba (PDF)
    Dr. Scott Rick, University of Michigan (PDF)
    Dr. Nicole Robitaille, Queen’s University (PDF)

DAY 2

  • Showcase-Application of Financial Literacy Research
    Bruno Lévesque, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
    Dean Estrella, Momentum (PDF)
    Steve Vanderherberg, Woodgreen (PDF)
    Douglas Sarro, Ontario Securities Commission (PDF)
    Philip Barrar, Mylo (PDF)
  • Debate - Innovations in Financial Services are a Boon for Financial Inclusion
    Moderator: Dr. Dilip Soman, University of Toronto
    Preet Banerjee, Independent consultant and columnist
    Dr. Nicole Robitaille, Queen's University
    Doug Steiner, Evree
    Dr. Avni Shah, University of Toronto
  • Closing Remarks from Symposium Hosts
    Jane Rooney, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
    Dilip Soman, University of Toronto (PDF)

 

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