Financial Literacy Program

 

Financial Literacy Program

In today’s fast-paced and complex world, financial literacy has become an essential skill for every individual. It plays a crucial role in poverty prevention, as it equips people with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed financial decisions, build confidence, and secure a more stable future.

Who is this program for?

Are you finding it difficult to make ends meet? Are you concerned about your financial well-being? Look no further than our Financial Literacy Program. This free and completely confidential program offers a wide range of services and support to help you achieve financial stability. Our program includes basic budgeting guidance, expert advice on increasing your income, and helpful referrals to programs that can help to decrease your living costs. Additionally, we offer external referrals to trusted partners who can provide assistance with credit counseling and bankruptcy. Take control of your financial future today with our Financial Literacy Program.

Interested individuals may reach contact our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Caroline at advice@unitedwaybg.com or by phone at 519-378-4773. The service is free and completely confidential.

Have you seen the Rogers TV Health Link episode with Caroline on it? If you have a moment, please watch as she dives into why Financial Literacy is so important. 

And be sure to check out our #FinancialFridays Blog Series here.

 

Financial Literacy Resources:

Turning Over Stones (Your Guide to Local Supports in Bruce & Grey Counties)

Turning Over Stones (updated May 2023)

Looking to make some positive changes in your life?  This guide provides useful resources pertaining to utility assistance, home energy programs, financial literacy, backpacks for children and more.

New Budgeting Workbook 

My Budget and My Brain PDF

First and foremost, this is all about YOU!  For everything in our lives we need to understand who we are, how we think, what our weaknesses are and what our strengths are.  This self knowledge can be applied in most things – including a budget – and gives us insight on how to move forward with confidence.

End of Life Guide for Low Income

End of Life Guide (updated May 2023)

The purpose of this guide is to provide factual information in regards to end of life planning for low income people. We encourage people to seek out as much free legal advice through the local Legal Clinic system as much as possible. You can find your local clinic by calling 211.

Other local resources

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Our thanks and appreciation go out to CIBC for their financial support of our Financial Literacy Program.