Ellen Roseman is a journalist who sticks up for ordinary Canadians. She has become a brand name for activism and a champion at helping consumers fight back against injustice. Ellen's personal finance and consumer columns appear in the Toronto Star's business section on Wednesday, Saturday, and Monday.
She was the Star's business editor for two years. Before that, she was with the Globe and Mail as a columnist and associate managing editor of the Report on Business.
Her books, Money 101 and Money 201, are an easy-to-understand introduction to personal finance for those short of time and money. She's the author of five other books, including Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself from Corporate Trickery (Wiley, 2012).
She teaches a course in investing for beginners at the University of Toronto's continuing studies department. She also does Financial Basics workshops at Ryerson University.
Ellen is the board chair at FAIR Canada (Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights). She spent two terms on the board of Credit Canada and also served as chair.
Ellen will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Credit Education Week Launch on November 7th.