CRA, Taxes & Financial Literacy
1. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): Very useful video about Benefits and Credits, available in 12 different languages (+ transcripts):

2. Canada Child Benefit (CCB) : Overview and how to apply. The CCB is a tax-free monthly payment for eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.

3. CRA: Child and family benefits calculator:

4. CRA Video: New to Canada? Learn about taxes:

5. Free Income Tax Clinics:
Volunteer-run tax clinics operate yearly, hosted by community organization. Many have multilingual volunteers.

6. CRA: Form to authorize a representative:
This form is used to authorize someone to speak to CRA on your behalf.

7. Financial Services Commission of Ontario:
An organization mandated to regulate the insurance sector; pension plans; loans and trust companies; credit unions etc. The commission is a great resource for individuals seeking information or assistance in these areas.

8. Financial Literacy:
1. ABC Life Literacy Canada: A non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning with high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language.

They have workbooks and through AURA can arrange workshops for families or small groups. The workshops cover one workbook. Click here to download the workbooks: Workbook 1 (in English, in Arabic) Workbook 2 (in English, in Arabic)

They have some online programs, like this one: Welcome to Money Matters Online!

2. Government of Canada - Financial literacy programs:
Educational materials to help students and adults increase their financial knowledge and skills.

e-Learning videos — Financial Basics:

3. Smart SAVER: This online resource is about RESPs (available in languages by clicking on “Select Your Language” top left).

4. WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services provide free information, counselling and support to low-income members of the community who have financial challenges.



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