ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) announced that it is adding to its lineup of Money Matters financial literacy programs with the introduction of Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities. The program is launching nationally, with three workbooks available to download at abcmoneymatters.ca.
The Diverse Abilities program was designed for people with various intellectual, verbal, physical and nonphysical capabilities. Modules in the program examine the difference between needs and wants, examine the different ways to pay for things and the pros and cons of the different payment methods available, and looks at how to open a bank account. ABC has also created a downloadable guide specifically for caregivers.
“Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities becomes the newest addition to the original Money Matters core program, in addition to Money Matters for Newcomers and Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples programs. It is a testament to the success of the program and demonstrates how financial literacy can be even more effective when tailored to the needs of individual communities,” ABC said in a statement released Thursday. “We’re really excited to release this programming to a new, diverse community of learners.”