Book your financial literacy workshop with us before our funding runs out at the end of June.
Our popular two-day workshops offer a good introduction to financial basics. Here are the modules that we deliver in the two days.
1. Exploring our values around money
2. Income and taxes
4. Banking and financial services
6. Credit basics
7. Credit reporting
9. The wise consumer
We adapt the content to fit each group’s interests and schedule. Until the end of June we can cover the cost of facilitators and materials, as well as travel and accommodation to locations outside of Yellowknife.
We took training to deliver these workshops from the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy and we use their materials. As with most adult education situations, we learn from our participants at every workshop and they learn from each other as well as from us. We have had some stimulating conversations with workshop participants about good and bad debt and needs versus wants, as well as the pressure among some northerners to share money in the same way people here have shared meat and hunting equipment.
Financial literacy is not something most of us learned at school. Either it wasn’t taught, or maybe we weren’t that interested in the topic at an age when we didn’t need to consider compound interest or the impacts of a poor credit rating. We’ve learned that the topic people are interested in most varies depending on their life stage and circumstances.
Every participant says they have come away with new knowledge and skills, whatever the level of financial literacy they had when they walked into the workshop.
We are booked for workshops in Behchokǫ̀, Whatì and Dèlı̨ne in the next few weeks. We still have openings in June if your organization wants to book us by contacting Katie@nwtliteracy.ca
-- Katie Randall