Each One, Teach One workshops provide financial education to community members who are financially vulnerable and helps build their knowledge, skills and confidence to make the right financial decisions for themselves. 


About Each ONe, Teach One

People living in poverty face many barriers to understanding the financial system, accessing mainstream financial products and services, and making good financial decisions. That’s why the Financial Pathways Collaborative launched Each One, Teach One (EOTO) in 2016 to help families and individuals build lives of financial stability and independence. 

EOTO is an innovative program that trains employees from financial institutions to become financial literacy trainers.  In 2016 the Financial Pathways Collaborative (in partnership with Vancity Credit Union) trained 26 bankers to deliver basic financial literacy workshops to newcomers, refugees, individuals who face barriers to financial services, and people living in low-income communities.  

EOTO workshops are run in partnership with community service organizations and can be designed for groups as small as seven people or as large as 20. Workshops are free and take 60 to 90 minutes to deliver, depending on the topic.   

Workshop Topics

  1. Introduction to Basic Banking
  2. Introduction to Basic Budgeting
  3. Credit Cards & Prepaid Cards
  4. Loans you don’t want
  5. Loans: Costs & Obligations
  6. Debt Smarts
  7. Building a Healthy Credit History
  8. Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention
  9. RRSP’s and TFSA’s
  10. Introduction to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
  11. Understanding Contracts

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION: Jasper Place Public Library (9010 - 156 St NW)

TOPIC: “Loans: Costs & Obligations”

Learn about:

  • Good reasons and bad reasons to borrow money
  • How to decide what kind of loan is best for your needs
  • About payment terms
  • And much more!

Session is FREE, to register on Eventbrite click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/each-one-teach-one-financial-literacy-series-loans-costs-obligations-feb-8-at-700pm-tickets-30466482068?aff=es2

Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION: Clareview Public Library (3808 - 139 Avenue)

TOPIC: “Introduction to Basic Budgeting”

Learn about:

  • What a budget is and why you should create one
  • Tips to help you reach your financial goals
  • Ideas to help you adjust your spending
  • And much more!

Session is FREE, to register on Eventbrite click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/each-one-teach-one-financial-literacy-series-intro-to-basic-budgeting-february-9-at-700pm-tickets-30466412861?aff=es2

If you are interested in hosting an EOTO workshop contact Melanie Lukevich, Program Coordinator, at 780 443-8327 or by email at mlukevich@myunitedway.ca