Post Event Update: Speed Dating with Debt

On Tuesday, November 27th, United Way Bruce Grey’s Financial Literacy Program organized an impactful workshop for frontline staff called “Speed Dating with Debt”. The goal was to share the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively assist their participants in managing financial debt issues.

The workshop saw active participation from various prominent organizations and businesses in the community, including CMHA, Bruce County Human Services Ontario Works, ODSP, YMCA Grey Bruce, Grey County Social Services, South East Grey Community Health Centre, Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic, Beaver Valley Outreach Seniors Centre Without Walls, and many others. The presence of such diverse entities provided a unique opportunity for professionals to connect face-to-face, fostering networking and collaboration among them.

This workshop not only encouraged meaningful interactions but also focused on sharing valuable insights and strategies to support individuals who are grappling with heavy debt burdens. It aimed to promote a better understanding of the complex financial issues faced by participants and delivered practical tools to empower them in overcoming these challenges.

By bringing together esteemed organizations and professionals, the workshop offered a platform for collective learning, knowledge sharing, and the exploration of innovative solutions. The event successfully facilitated a collaborative environment, enabling attendees to develop new perspectives and learn from each other’s experiences.

Thank you to MNP, and HomeEquity Bank for covering the event costs and ensuring that there was no cost to our attendees. Thank you to CMHA’s Fresh Roots for the catering of refreshments and thank you to the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound for being the perfect venue.

Overall, the Financial Literacy Program’s workshop not only provided an enriching experience for frontline staff but also demonstrated our Financial Literacy Program’s commitment to positively impacting the community by addressing the prevalent issue of consumer debt.