Jane Rooney

Financial Literacy Leader

Jane Rooney was appointed Financial Literacy Leader in April 2014, to exercise leadership at the national level to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians. As Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, Ms. Rooney works to engage and collaborate with stakeholder groups from the public, private, and non-profit sectors across the country to coordinate efforts and strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians. A priority since her appointment has been the development and implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy—Count me in, Canada. Ms. Rooney’s public outreach has been instrumental in building momentum around the strategy, and ensuring hundreds of organizations across the country are undertaking initiatives to advance its goals.

Ms. Rooney also established and chairs a federal government committee on financial literacy. She is Canada’s representative and National Coordinator for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) International Network on Financial Education (INFE). Ms. Rooney also sits on the INFE’s Advisory Board and co-chairs an expert sub-group on core competencies in financial literacy.

Over her career Ms. Rooney has worked 20-plus years in the financial sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton University.

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