The Financial Empowerment and Wellbeing Program (FEWP)

The Financial Empowerment and Wellbeing Program (FEWP), delivered by the YMCA of Greater Toronto, provides financial literacy services to low-income, racialized, and equity-deserving communities. The program features modern and practical assistance to help increase the financial well-being of participants through:

  • Workshops/webinars in financial skills and literacy awareness
  • One-to-one client counselling to create a service plan
  • Tax clinics during tax seasons
  • An online, self-learning platform for people who want to enhance their financial knowledge

Why this program?

FEWP participants will learn to:

  • Explore and apply for government support/benefits (social assistance, ODSP, and more)
  • Manage credit crisis and debt
  • Improve their credit score
  • Learn the art of saving and investing
  • Open, manage and retain a bank account
  • Balance income and expenses through planning
  • Maximize tax returns and other government benefits
  • Build assets and handle mortgages (revaluation or reassessment)
  • Manage personal and financial well-being

Please “sign up” for training or one-on-one support on:

  • Income, expenses and budget
  • Banking, insurance and financial tools
  • Saving and investing
  • Credit and debt management
  • Mortgage management
  • Income tax and benefits
  • Retirement planning
  • Financial planning
  • Scams, identity theft and fraud protection
  • Digital platforms for financial well-being
  • Cash money/payday loans
  • Alternate forms of investment like cryptocurrency (Bitcoin)

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