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Financial Empowerment

Transform your relationship with money and learn the essentials when it comes to taking control of your finance. 

Hands-on interactive 9-session series limited to 50 participants. Preference will be given to those that demonstrate commitment to complete the program until the end and would make the greatest net impact to their lives (based on what you write in the application). 


  • Youth aged 16-29 in the Greater Toronto Area

  • Individuals who are motivated to transform their relationship with money

  • Committed to making positive financial change, break free from financial stress

  • Eager to gain control of your finances, regardless of your current financial status


  • Transform your relationship with money, shifting from constraints to freedom and power.

  • Acquire vital skills and insights into strategic tools to navigate your financial journey confidently.

  •  Cultivate heightened confidence in managing finances, ensuring you make informed decisions with empowerment

  • Instill a mindset extending beyond theory, providing practical steps for sustained financial well-being throughout your life

Registration deadline EXTENDED Monday February 26, 2024

Program Overview

  • Each online session would be 2-hour duration

    • The first 30-minute will be focused on deepening the exploration of your relationship with money

    • Followed by 90-minute of practical knowledge to strengthen your personal finance 

  • The first session is in-person, you'll receive your workbook and a lootbag of goodies. We'll start at 11:30am, serve lunch & have Success Accelerator Award Ceremony where we present the awards to 2023 winners, followed by an afternoon session. There would be raffles of fun prizes as well at the end.

  • The following sessions would be online to make participating in the program more accessible. Most sessions are interactive, so be prepared to go off-mute to share or type into the chatbox! 

  • We'll also have two sessions where we invite Subject Matter Experts for a panelist discussion, there would be time for Q&A as well! 

  • By the end of the program, through your participation, you would gain financial confidence and empowered mindset. You'll have a deeper awareness of your financial blueprint, declared what you want for yourself, and have structure to be more intentional when it comes to your relationship with money. You'll also develop practical knowledge about key financial concepts and skills to make that into a reality. 

Session 1: Introduction & Understanding Your Relationship with Money
Money Mindset: Rewire Your Money Belief
Saturday March 2 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Waterfront Neighborhood Centre

Begin our journey together by delving into the intricacies of personal finance. Explore the fundamental principles that govern your relationship with money, establishing a foundational understanding. The afternoon session aims to transform your financial mindset, laying the groundwork for empowerment and a more informed approach to managing your finances later in the program. Be prepared to dig deep and as you begin to explore your relationship with money.

Session 2: Consumerism (Panelist discussion)
Money Mindset: Your Money Blueprint
Monday March 11 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Engage in a dynamic and enlightening panel discussion on consumerism. The session focuses on exploring the profound impact of choices on financial well-being. Through subject matter expert insights and shared experiences, participants gain a deeper understanding of how consumer choices shape their financial trajectory. The goal is to cultivate mindful spending habits and foster an informed approach to consumer decisions for sustainable financial practices.

Session 3: Budgeting
Money Mindset: Expand Possibilities
Monday March 18 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Acquire practical and personalized budgeting skills. This session provides a hands-on approach to crafting a budget that aligns with your current situation and financial goals. You will learn how to navigate the complexities of budget creation, ensuring that your financial plan is not only realistic but also strategic. The outcome is an enhanced ability to make informed financial decisions that contribute to long-term stability and success. 


Session 4: Credit & Debt Management
Money Mindset: The Rich Garden of Your Mind
Monday March 25 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Place a spotlight on credit and debt management. We will delve into effective strategies for maintaining a balanced financial profile, understanding the nuances of handling credit responsibly, and managing debt wisely. The session empowers you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the intricacies of credit and debt, promoting financial health and stability.


Session 5: Navigating Government Programs
Money Mindset: Unveiling Your Money Values
Monday April 8 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Each year millions and millions of tax dollars are unclaimed because the general public are not aware of accessing it. Focus on navigating government programs to secure financial support and benefits. You will gain insights into leveraging various government resources, ensuring you are equipped to access the support available to you.

Session 6: Savings & Banking (Understanding Your Finances)
Money Mindset: Rewrite Your Money Mindset
Monday April 15 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Explore the intricate world of savings and banking. You gain a deep understanding of essential financial tools and practices, allowing you to optimize your saving and banking strategies. The session empowers you to make informed decisions about your finances, fostering a secure and stable financial future.

Session 7: Asset & Growth Management
Money Mindset: Build Up Money Confidence
Monday April 22 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Empower yourself with insights into asset and growth management. This session goes beyond basic financial principles, providing you with the knowledge and strategies needed to manage assets effectively and foster financial growth. The goal is to equip you with sustainable strategies for managing your financial portfolios and achieving long-term financial success.

Session 8: The Realities of Entrepreneurship (Panelist)
Money Mindset: Invent a New Possibilities
Monday April 29 at 7:00pm, Online via Zoom

Brings forth the practical aspects of entrepreneurship through a panel of experts. You will gain real-world insights into the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship, exploring the realities of starting and running a business. This session contributes to a holistic understanding of financial success in the entrepreneurial landscape.

Session 9: Putting it All Together: Managing Your Money for Success
Money Mindset: Step Into Action
Monday May 6 at 7:00pm Online via Zoom

Cap off your financial empowerment journey by putting it all together. Synthesize the knowledge acquired throughout the program, applying practical financial management skills. Develop a comprehensive strategy for managing your money effectively, ensuring long-term success in your financial endeavors.

Your Team

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Shimon Black


Head of Financial Empower Program

& Lead Instructor


Laney Lui


Financial Empowerment Relationship Coach


Ashley Wu


Education Program Lead

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