Credit Education Week

November 9th - 13th 2015

Welcome to CEWC 2015

Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC) is now in its 9th year.  This year's theme is titled "Cheap versus Frugal", with a focus on helping Canadians successfully launch to reach their financial goals.

CEWC continues to be part of a national effort to raise financial literacy awareness and the importance of proper credit education.  CEWC proudly supports the initiatives of Financial Literacy Month through several events across the country.


Featured Speakers


Essay Contests

Grade 12 Student Essay Contest

Grade 12 students across Canada are invited to confess their contained financial calamity story by submitting their true-life handiwork to the CEWC 2015 Student Essay Contest, co-sponsored by Credit Canada Debt Solutions, Capital One, OLG, RBC, TD Bank, BMO,  MNP Inc., Oakman Group, Harris and Partners, and many others.

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Click here to see the list of winners.

Adult Essay Contest

Canadians 19 years of age and older are invited to write about "What was your biggest money mistake and how did you fix it?".  The CEWC 2015 Adult Essay Contest is sponsored by Credit Canada Debt Solutions.

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Related News

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Just how far will Canadians go to get a deal? Is it possible to be frugal without compromising on quality? To explore this important topic in personal finance health, Credit Canada Debt Solutions, in partnership with Capital One Canada, launched a Twitter contest to gather Canadians' most extreme 'cheap or frugal' spending stories. Many learned the hard way that choosing the least expensive option sometimes comes at a cost, while being frugal tends to pay dividends.
The contest, which asked Canadians to share stories about what they learned from good and bad financial decisions, was held in advance of the ninth annual Credit Education Week, which runs from November 9-13 across the country. 
Many Canadians shared that, while attempting to stretch their dollars, they were tempted by bargains that may not have been the best financial decisions:
  • "We didn't do our homework when we picked our roofer. One year later they were no more. So much for a warranty."