Category Archives: Financial Literacy

Ready to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure includes useful resources on local supports.

Looking to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure contains useful information relating to local utility assistance, home repairs and energy programs, financial literacy, support for children and newcomers and more. This resource along with information on our Financial Literacy Program is available online at

#FinancialFridays: New Rules for Unemployment Insurance

There are new pandemic-related changes coming to the Employment Insurance system that took effect Sunday, September 26. This is a list of a few changes. To see all criteria, visit Service Canada at  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html. Eligibility In the last year, EI applicants received a one-time top-up of hours to help them qualify.

#FinancialFridays: Growing up and finances – what messages about money have you learned in your life?

Where did you learn about money and finances? We learn about money and how to use it from our earliest age. There are messages about money all around us. From watching those closest to us and how they use money to commercials that are streamed into our minds through tv,

#FinancialFridays: Are you a senior on a fixed income? This post is for you!

If you’re 60 years or older and you’re living on a fixed income, this video provides valuable information on Federal financial support through the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Please note that the eligibility criteria for the 2020 tax year has changed since the preparation of this video. Please see cut-off

#FinancialFridays: Seniors who received the CERB and Canada Recovery Benefit may now not qualify for the GIS or may face drastic reductions to their payments.

For those seniors that received the CERB and the Canada Recovery Benefit, many now will not qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or may face drastic reductions to their payments. Like employment insurance, the guaranteed income supplement (GIS) is income-tested. That means the previous year’s taxable earnings – including

#FinancialFridays: School may be out for the summer, but now is a great time to think about your child’s post secondary education.

School may be out for the summer but it’s also a great time to start saving for your child’s education. Over the next three weeks we are going to talk about government programs and strategies for saving for your child’s post-secondary education including: trade schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions

#FinancialFridays: Wanting to save for your child’s education but not sure where to start?

Would you like to save for your child’s education but struggle to find space on a tight budget? The Canada Learning Bond can help. Many people have heard of the matching program, the Canada Education Savings Grant, but are not aware of the Canada Learning Bond. This program does not

#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

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