Survive and Thrive: Move Ahead Financially After Losing Your Job

CPA Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes the opportunity to help residents strengthen their financial skills by offering a 60-min free session to the public.

News Release

Survive and Thrive Financial Literacy Session & Resources:

As mentioned during the Your Money show on VOCM which aired on January 27th, CPA Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes the opportunity to help residents of the province strengthen their financial skills.

CPA Newfoundland and Labrador will offer a special clinic on February 23rd at noon focusing on how to move ahead financially after losing your job.  The session is being held in conjunction with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada's (CPA Canada) financial literacy program.

"The overall goal is to assist Canadians in gaining the financial skills, knowledge and confidence required to make the best choices for their circumstances," said Jason Hillyard, CEO, CPA Newfoundland and Labrador.  "Financial literacy requires life-long learning.  Through a collective effort, we can make a difference and provide helpful guidance."

CPA Canada launched the community outreach component of its national program in 2013 with the assistance of its members.  The organization also produces financial literacy publications and offers online resources (cpacanada.ca/financialliteracy).


Session Information:

This 60-min session is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be included.

Details: Survive and Thrive: Move ahead financially after losing your job
Where:
CPA Newfoundland and Labrador Training Centre, 95 Bonaventure Avenue, 5th Floor, St. John's
When:
February 23rd at noon (Please note date change)

To register or for more information, please contact Dianna Perry at dperry@cpanl.ca.  Please RSVP early as space is limited.

Session Learning Objectives:
- Understanding budgeting
- How to deal with debt
- Options for what's next

Resources:
- Survive and Thrive: Move ahead financially after losing your job (free ebook) (cpacanada.ca/financialliteracypubIications)
- Credit Canada Guide to Surviving a Layoff (https://www.creditcanada.com/surviving-a-job-loss)
- BDO Debt Survivor Handbook (https://debtsolutions.bdo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Understanding-your-options.pdf)
- Online Budgeting Tool (mint.com)
- Request a credit report free of charge by phone from the two credit bureaus in Canada Equifax (1-800-465-7166) and TransUnion (1-800-663-9980)