This page includes some helpful resources including guidance on financial literacy, videos, and important contact information. Please use these resources and share them with other class members.
List of Provincial Law Societies
If you need help finding a law firm that provides legal estate services, this is a list of provincial/territorial law societies referral service providers. These organizations can help refer you to the appropriate type of law firms that can support with estate planning.
This section includes useful financial literacy guides and documents that were shared during the information sessions on the Sixties Scoop settlement claim process held in 2018 and 2019.
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA): Sixties Scoop It’s My Life “How to build your financial wellness future!”
This presentation from AFOA Canada covers Sudden Wealth Syndrome (SWS), a distress that afflicts individuals who suddenly come into large sums of money.
AFOA: “How to build your financial wellness future!”
This worksheet from AFOA Canada is the accompanying document to the presentation, “How to build your financial wellness future!”
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Guide: You’ve Just received a big amount of money, now what?
This guide from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada provides suggestions to manage your money and make the most of it.
Financial abuse of seniors: It’s Time to Face the Reality
This guide from the Government of Canada covers financial abuse, the most common form of elder abuse. Learn more about the different types of financial abuse, and how to prevent it.
Protection from frauds and scams
This guide from the Government of Canada covers identity theft, types of fraud, counterfeit money, and other threats or scams.
Mental Health Resources
Talking or thinking about painful past experiences can trigger difficult thoughts or feelings. It can help to talk to a trusted person, such as a friend, family member or an Elder. You can also contact the toll free Hope for Wellness Help Line. Find out more.
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