Category Archives: Financial Literacy Program

#FinancialFridays: Debt and collection agencies – here’s what you should know.

If you have debt and collection agencies are calling constantly, its hard not experience anxiety and stress. Choosing to ignore debt may seem like the right thing to do at the time but left unchecked, your debt could grow and you may experience negative effects on your mental and physical

#FinancialFridays: 250 people have accessed our Financial Literacy Program. We are here for you.

Our Financial Literacy Program relaunched in June 2020 and this week marked the 250th person accessing the program. 62% of those who accessed the program completed a budget with our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator. A budget is an important tool for understanding your current financial situation and making a plan

#FinancialFridays: Credit – it can help build your dreams and it can come down like a hammer. Learn more here.

Credit is like a hammer; it can help build our dreams or it can leave us in ruins – it’s all in how we use it. What a wonderful feeling to have that envelope at the door shouting “Congratulations, you’ve been approved for a $10,000.00 loan!”. We all love to

#FinancialFridays: Are you 65 years or older? You may qualify for the Canada Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Have you heard about the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)? The GIS is a federal monthly payment which is based on income and is available to low-income Old Age Security pensioners. It is not taxable. You may qualify if… You are a senior 65 years or older. You receive the Old

Receive Covid-19 government benefits? Your 2020 personal taxes may be affected.

How do the COVID-19 benefits impact your income tax return? If you received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), or Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) payments, these are considered taxable income, and you will have to

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