November is Financial Literacy MonthTORONTO, Nov. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), in partnership with Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), today launched a series of four videos to help Canadians improve their financial knowledge and wellbeing as part of Financial Literacy Month. "As a pan-Canadian organization, we are pleased to partner with Canada's Financial Literacy Leader to provide practical tips and useful tools that Canadians can use to be more informed when making investment decisions," said Lucy Becker, IIROC's Vice-President of Public Affairs and Member Education Services. The videos feature commentary from Ms. Rooney and Ms. Becker who discuss how to help Canadians become more financially literate and how to access helpful tools, such as the FCAC's Canadian Financial Literacy Database and IIROC's AdvisorReport. "We've developed a number of resources and tools, including investor bulletins and a robust database, that we encourage Canadians to use to check the qualifications of the investment advisor who manages their money, and understand how they are protected when they work with an IIROC-regulated firm," said Ms. Becker. "With more than 1,200 resources, our Canadian Financial Literacy Database is a one-stop place to go for tools, calculators, articles and events," said Ms. Rooney. "It includes tips and information from organizations across Canada, including the FCAC, on everything from budgeting, saving and managing your money to taxes and insurance." Ms. Rooney also shares some tips for investment advisors and their firms on how they can help their clients improve their financial knowledge. "Financial professionals can help their clients build the confidence to take control of their finances. This includes using clear, plain language and encouraging them to ask questions," recommended Ms. Rooney. "They can also provide access to unbiased information, tools and resources where their clients can learn more."