Credit Education Week

November 9th - 13th 2015

Welcome to CEWC 2017

Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC) is now in its 11th year.  This year's theme is titled "Guilty Pleasures", 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 Events

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Essay Contest

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 2017 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.

Click here for more information.

Click here to see the list of winners from previous years.


Financial Wins Twitter Contest

Adult Canadians are invited to share your "Guilty Pleasures" story with @CreditCanada from August 14 to September 17, using #GuiltyPleasures, for a chance to win $100.

Click here for more information.


Related News

TORONTO, ON (October 31, 2016) – Talking about money may be the last big taboo, but Capital One Canada and Credit Canada Debt Solutions argue that it’s time to start the conversation and broadcast our financial wins – no matter how big or small. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Credit Education Week, which runs from November 7-11, Credit Canada Debt Solutions, in partnership with Capital One Canada, asked Canadians to share insights into their financial wins. While there’s a perception that Canadians hold the goal of home ownership above all else, the survey found that in reality, Canadians rank milestones like buying a home (12 per cent) or car (8 per cent) as less important financial wins than feeling financially secure in their daily lives (25 per cent).
“There is so much to learn from the positive, everyday financial experiences of our friends and family,” says Brent Reynolds, Managing Vice President, Capital One Canada. “Milestone moments like a new home or car may garner more ‘likes’, but it’s the experiences not easily shared in 140 characters that are most impactful – like how we took charge of our finances or recovered from a financial stumble.”
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."