Toronto police and financial institutions team up to teach financial literacy

Nov 5, 2015 | News

Corey Brehaut and Eric Wickham

November is financial literacy month in Canada, and Toronto police held the #FinLit4U event Thursday at Humber College.

The event aimed to teach students about the value of understanding how finances work and how to avoid being taken advantage of by others financially.

There were booths set up by the Bank of Canada, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Toronto Police Service Employment Unit and more.

Financial crimes unit Det. Gail Regan of the financial crimes unit, 23 Division Supt. Ron Taverner and Toronto deputy mayor Vincent Crisanti spoke at the event.

Topics covered ranged from how to protect against identity theft and fraud to how to manage finances and debt from an early age.

People were encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #FinLit4U throughout the event.