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Financial Empowerment Program

Our Approach

The goal of the Financial Empowerment Program is to support financial independence and empowerment for women, girls, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary peoples who have experienced gender-based violence.

We have partnered with financial literary advocates and community workers who are supporting women experiencing gender based violence. Together we have created educational resources covering a variety of financial topics including RESPs for low income families, financial literacy for new Canadians, the signs of financial abuse, and many more. Our resources are translated into multiple languages and available for anyone to use and distribute.

This program is funded by the Government of Canada and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) through the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

Financial Literacy

  • What is Financial Literacy?

    Financial literacy is when an individual has the skills and knowledge that allows them to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources.

  • Why is Financial Literacy a good thing to achieve?

    Financial Literacy creates a strong foundation for a healthy relationship with money.

  • Do you learn Financial Literacy only once?

    Financial Literacy is a lifelong journey of learning. When a person’s financial circumstance changes so do the skills required to understand it and make healthy choices.

  • Financial Literacy Resources

    10 Signs of Financial Abuse (Arabic)

    RESPs for Low Income Families (Farsi)

    Financial Literacy Guide for New Canadians (Farsi)

    Financial Literacy Resource Guide for Service Providers (Somali)

    10 Signs of Financial Abuse (English)

    Building a Financial Exit Strategy (Farsi)