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.  Since 2016, the Financial Pathways Collaborative (in partnership with Vancity Credit Union) trained 46 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


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4     7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Woodcroft Library (Westmount), 13420 - 114 Ave NW

Worried about your debt?  Feel like you are drowning?

“DEBT SMARTS” WORKSHOP

Learn about:

  • Tips to manage your debt

  • When it makes sense to get a consolidation loan

  • About the difference between consumer proposal and bankruptcy

  • And much more…volunteer presenter is from a bank – there to answer your questions!

Please visit the web link https://debt_smarts_woodcroft.eventbrite.ca to reserve a spot for this FREE financial literacy workshop!

Registrations are preferred, but drop-ins are also welcome.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18     7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Woodcroft Library (Westmount), 13420 - 114 Ave NW

Worried about being the victim of fraud?

“IDENTITY THEFT & FRAUD PREVENTION” WORKSHOP

Learn about:

  • Steps you can take to increase your fraud and identify theft awareness

  • How to guard your financial information

  • How to protect your computer

  • And much more…volunteer presenter is from a bank – there to answer your questions!

Please visit the web link https://woodcroft_library_identity_theft_workshop.eventbrite.ca to reserve a spot for this FREE financial literacy workshop!

Registrations are preferred, but drop-ins are also welcome.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2     7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Woodcroft Library (Westmount), 13420 - 114 Ave NW

Are you a senior who wants to protect their finances? Or do you know a senior who does?

"FINANCIAL WELLNESS FOR SENIORS" WORKSHOP

Learn about:

  • What seniors financial abuse is

  • How to recognize if you or a loved one is being taken advantage of

  • Advanced planning tools to protect yourself or loved ones

  • And much more…volunteer presenter is from a bank – there to answer your questions!

Please visit the web link https://financial_wellness_for-seniors_woodcroft_library.eventbrite.ca to reserve a spot for this FREE financial literacy workshop!

Registrations are preferred, but drop-ins are also welcome.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18     7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Calder Library, 12710 - 131 Ave NW

Not sure where all of your money is going? Need help getting organized?

"INTRODUCTION TO BASIC BUDGETING" WORKSHOP

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…the volunteer presenter is from a financial institution, there to answer your questions!

Please visit the web link https://calder_library_budgeting_workshop.eventbrite.ca to reserve a spot for this FREE financial literacy workshop!

Registrations are preferred, but drop-ins are also welcome.


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