What Is Money Smart Financial Literacy?

The Money Smart Financial Literacy project aims to inform low income newcomers and financially challenged individuals about:

  • Financial services in Canada
  • The banking system in Canada: different banks, services, accounts, mortgages, how to obtain credit, the fee for service
  • Assistance in developing skill, knowledge, and confidence in financial issues
  • Basic financial management and budgeting
  • Meeting financial obligations

Included activities (with more on the way):
Workshops, meeting with professionals from the finance and banking industries, face-to-face meetings with financial counsellors, arranged field trips to different financial institutions, and hosting special financial literacy events.

 

Funded By:

firstcalgaryfinancial

Am I Eligible?

  • Open to Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens and Refugees interested in knowing more about the Canadian financial system
  • Ages 15 and up
  • Intending to improve your finances and financial stability

When Is Money Smart Financial Literacy Available?

  • The following workshops are open to all members of the community but are intended for participants with CLB3+. If you are interested in attending one of the following dates, please contact us at 403-291-0002.

     

    NORTHEAST LOCATION

    Monday, February 6th, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Building and Managing Credit in Canada
    • LINC/ESL Participants

     

    Monday, April 10th, 2017

    • 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Registered and Non-Registered Savings Products
    • LINC/ESL Participants

     

    Monday, July 10th, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Home Ownership
    • LINC/ESL Participants

     

    Monday, September 11th, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • The Banking System in Canada
    • LINC / ESL Participants

     

    SOUTHEAST LOCATION

    Monday, January 30th, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Building and Managing Credit in Canada
    • LINC/ESL Participants

     

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Registered and Non-Registered Savings Products
    • LINC/ESL Participants

     

    Monday, July 3rd, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Home Ownership
    • LINC/ESL Participants

     

    Monday, September 4th, 2017

    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • The Banking System in Canada
    • LINC/ESL Participants

Where Is This Service?

  • This program is offered at two locations:
    • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society: 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3. For more information, call 403-235-3666.
    • The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants: 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast, Calgary, AB T1Y 7L9. For more information, call 403-291-0002.

To get in contact with this program, please contact Suman Khanal at 403-291-0002.