Financial workshops

Each one, teach one: Financial workshops

Your financial well-being depends on your ability to understand and use financial information in a way that helps you make good decisions. That's why Vancity offers financial workshops and seminars in the community.

We launched our Each One, Teach One program in 2008 to provide financial workshops to individuals across our service area to help build knowledge, skills and confidence. Each One, Teach One is an approach to providing basic and plain language financial knowledge, in your community, by volunteer staff from our credit union, without ties to any products or services. The sole goal is to empower individuals to make the right financial decisions for themselves and their families.

Our workshops are offered through dozens of community agencies and are also offered at public libraries throughout Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District. If you work at a community agency and are seeking a financial literacy workshop for your clients, please email us at financialliteracy@vancity.com to request a workshop. You might also check with your local public library or community centre to see what we have scheduled in your community.

Workshop topics include:

  • Introduction to basic banking
  • Introduction to basic budgeting
  • Why filing taxes in Canada is a good idea
  • Credit cards and prepaid cards
  • Loans you don't want!
  • Loans: costs and obligations
  • Debt smarts
  • Building a healthy credit history
  • Identify theft and fraud prevention
  • RRSPs and TFSAs: saving for the future
  • Introduction to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
  • Understanding contracts

We are delighted, starting in 2016, to be sharing our Each One, Teach One program with credit unions across Canada. Read more about this collaboration.

Seniors financial abuse prevention

Financial abuse is a growing concern since seniors are a rapidly growing population and often with the most assets. Unfortunately, it is also the largest segment filing for bankruptcy. The federal government is alarmed at how seniors are managing their money and the associated increased financial abuse - typically by someone trusted, including family members, caregiver, friends or neighbour. It often goes unnoticed but there are steps to prevent seniors from being targeted before it’s too late.

Upcoming Workshops

Check out Vancity events for upcoming workshops.


Interested in attending an Each One, Teach One workshop?

Please contact us at 604.709.6930 or financialliteracy@vancity.com for information on hosting a workshop in your community.


 

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