Money Mart®’s contribution to the community goes well beyond providing convenient financial services to the customers who live, work or shop in the area – our involvement includes investing resources in support of the communities themselves.
By sponsoring numerous community programs, organizations benefiting the well-being of children, charities supporting health care, environmental protection initiatives and amateur sports teams, we are actively doing our part to benefit the community – and encouraging our employees to do the same.
MONEY MART’S COMMUNITY NEWS
In keeping with our mission to advance financial education in Canada, Money Mart supports a week of nationwide financial literacy events by serving as a sponsor for Credit Education Week Canada. The annual event delivers a wealth of information for everyone from beginners to experts. Find free Educational resources or participate in credit essay contests with cash prizes of up to $5,000! Find a CEWC event near you and learn with us.
National Money Mart Company is a proud supporter of Junior Achievement of Canada. Our annual donations show our commitment to youth financial education and literacy. In British Columbia our donation helps to support the Economics for Success program which is centered around career planning and personal finance choices. In Toronto, we've supported the Dollars with Sense program which aims to improve student's overall financial literacy. Most recently, we increased our commitment to the New Generation Leader's Conference in Kingston, Ontario. We sponsor deserving students to attend this international gathering of top Junior Achievers who have business and leadership aspirations. In 2011, staff volunteers from finance, consumer education and operations wil be on-site to facilitate a financial responsibility workshop at the annual conference.
SUPPORTING FINANCIAL LITERACY
MONEY MART offers a limited amount of grant funds to support and promote local financial education programs. The "mini-grants" are designed to support community-based financial literacy projects that respond to an immediate need. If you know of an organization doing notable financial outreach in your community, please contact the Consumer Education Department at Education@moneymart.ca We'll be happy to send them one of our application packets as a first step to determining if we can support their public service efforts.