Financial Literacy Resource Website

Consumer Education - Seniors

Factsheets for Seniors

Provides factsheets on the Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat website.

Financial Planning & Protection Fact Sheets

A series of plain language factsheets for older Canadians have been created on financial planning and protection.

To receive a paper copy of any of the publications, please call 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).

The factsheets have been created by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors' Forum.

Scam Artist pursue Adults Over 50

A vital resource on fraud affecting adults over 50, with information on common approach methods and prevalent scams.

Investment Fraud on the Internet

This information sheet summarizes common types of fraud that you may come across on the internet and teaches you how to avoid falling for online scams.

Financial Concerns Checklist

A checklist of all the important questions you should be asking yourself to determine if you have financial concerns that you should be discussing with an individual that you trust.

Boiler Room Scams: Could you be Vulnerable

Critical background on boiler room scams, how they work and why they are becoming such a widespread problem.

Protect Your Money: Avoiding Frauds and Scams

Helpful tips on recognizing the red flags of frauds and scams and how to protect your savings.

Identifying and Preventing Financial Abuse: A Guide for Older Manitobans

This guide was developed to help you recognize and prevent financial abuse from happening to both yourself as you age, as well as to the people that you are close to.

The ABCs of Senior Investment Fraud

As someone who works closely with older people, this guide will help you recognize the red flags of investment fraud, and to respectfully help seniors take action to protect their finances.

A Legal Information Guide for Seniors

This guide provides general information on such topics as wills, estates, and power of attorney. The guide also contains a section on choosing and working with a lawyer and useful phone numbers. For copies of the guide, contact the Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat at 204-945-6565 or 1-800-665-6565.

Police Academy Older Adults Division

A 12-week informational course on safety and security, offered in partnership with the Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat, the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres, Consumer Protection Office, Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP and several other organizations. For more information about this program, contact the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres at 204-792-5838.