Money Smart Financial Literacy

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.


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Am I Eligible?

  • Open to Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens and Refugees interested in knowing more about the Canadian financial system
  • Must have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 3.

When Is Money Smart Financial Literacy Available?

  • Workshops are open to all members of the community but are intended for participants with CLB3+.

    New dates for 2018 coming soon.

Where Is This Service?

  • This program is offered at two locations:
    • Forest Lawn: 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3.
      • For more information, call 403-235-3666.
    • Whitehorn: 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast, Calgary, AB T1Y 7L9.
      • For more information, call 403-291-0002.

How Do I Join This Class?

To attend a sessions please contact Suman Khanal at 587-390-0661 or email

What If I Have Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this program, fill out the contact form below.



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