Each One, Teach One - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Each One, Teach One

Through Each One, Teach One workshops people in need in our community can improve their understanding of and gain confidence with money, empowering them to build personal financial stability, and a better future for themselves.

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Women, racialized people, and people who have experienced the criminal justice system have greater challenges accessing financial institutions because they feel intimidated or unwelcome, lack documentation, or mainstream banking doesn’t meet their needs.

Each One, Teach One sessions empower participants by:

  • Improving financial security through saving and asset-building opportunities.
  • Reducing anxiety and stress around family finances.
  • Increasing understanding of government tax benefits, contributing to increased household income.
  • Increasing access and awareness to safe, affordable financial products and services.
  • Improving knowledge and skills to help participants reach their full potential.

What we do

The Financial Pathways Collaborative, an initiative of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, launched Each One, Teach One (EOTO) in 2016.

Through EOTO, volunteers from financial institutions are trained to become financial literacy educators. Volunteers then teach free workshops in partnership with local agencies, delivering accessible and empowering financial literacy information to vulnerable clients in the community.

This innovative program helps people in the Edmonton area build financial stability and independence.

The following Each One, Teach One workshops are available in the community:

  • Introduction to Basic Banking
  • Introduction to Basic Budgeting
  • Credit Cards & Prepaid Cards
  • You Don’t Want Loans: Costs & Obligations
  • Debt Smarts
  • Building a Healthy Credit History
  • Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention
  • RRSPs and TFSAs
  • Introduction to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
  • Understanding Contracts
  • Financial Wellness for Seniors

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.