Personal finances can be a major source of stress for workers, affecting their physical health and performance at work. Good financial health contributes to employee wellness!

Many benefits for employers

Employers have an important role to play in the overall health of employees. Taking care of financial health is just as important as tending to physical health!

The following are some of the benefits of investing time in workplace financial education:

  • Employees better prepared to meet their financial obligations
  • Better retirement planning for the benefit of all
  • Greater financial independence for employees

The AMF Index reveals in 2018 that only about half of Quebeckers have enough savings to cover expenses for three months, without salary and without borrowing.

Financial education for employees

Below are suggestions for activities that can be held in the workplace. Some of them are free.

For more information, please contact the organization responsible for the activity.

Workplace financial education

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) offers free financial literacy sessions on corporate premises.

Setting up a financial literacy session This link will open in a new window


The Centre de services aux entreprises du Cégep Marie-Victorin offers a variety of corporate training workshops (fees apply) designed to help develop a better understanding of personal finances and financial planning issues through the following programs:

Ma santé financière, j’y tiens

Éducation financière et juridique mi-carrière

Préparation à la retraite


Treasure Academy offers information sessions (8 hours or 16 hours) to employees in certain regions of Québec (fees apply) covering budgeting, credit management, retirement planning and the effective use of different savings plans.

Treasure Academy This link will open in a new window (in French)

On-line education

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières offers a five-week MOOC (massive open online course) designed to improve participants’ ability to make sound decisions about personal finance and taxation.

La littératie financière et fiscale ouverte à tous


The Université Laval offers a dynamic and innovative approach to expanding one’s knowledge of personal finance. A series of workshops and video capsules introduces key concepts in personal financial planning with practical illustrations.

La finance personnelle démystifiée (available in French only)

Resources to help employees

Are you looking for practical tools that will help your employees manage their finances?

Click on the links below for calculators, information capsules and publications available from the AMF and its financial education partners.

Tools and calculators

Québec directory of financial education tools

Insight

Did you know?

The role of the Associations de consommateurs du Québec (consumer associations) is to equip, support and assist consumers as they learn to better manage their personal finances, including budgeting. These associations also provide assistance to people with debt problems.

To find an association: http://www.toutbiencalcule.ca/votre-association/ This link will open in a new window

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