Each One Teach One Financial Literacy Program

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The ability to understand and use financial information to make appropriate choices is extremely important to achieve financial prosperity. That’s why we're working along with a group of Canadian Credit Unions to deliver a series of workshops in money management topics that provide basic skills to the communities of our service area.

What is the Each One Teach One Financial Literacy Program?

Each One, Teach One is an approach to providing basic and plain language financial knowledge, in a community, by volunteer staff from our credit union.  Our sole goal is to empower individuals to make the right financial decisions for themselves and their families.

What type of information is offered?

Delivered as interactive, 90 minute sessions, Each One Teach One workshops provide participants withe the basics of financial decision making to help build their knowledge, skills and confidence around their money.  The program contains a series of 17 different topics available and can be presented at various times throughout the year:

  1. Introduction to Basic Banking
  2. Introduction to Basic Budgeting
  3. Why Filing Taxes in Canada is a Good Idea
  4. Credit Cards and Prepaid Cards
  5. Loans You Don’t Want
  6. Loans: Costs and Obligations
  7. Debt Smarts
  8. Building a Healthy Credit History
  9. Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention
  10. Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) & Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)
  11. Introduction to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
  12. Understanding Contracts
  13. Seniors Financial Abuse Prevention
  14. Home Readiness A: Renting vs Owning
  15. Home Readiness C: Cost of Ownership
  16. Home Readiness C: Finding the Right Home
  17. Home Readiness D: Professional Help

How can I attend a session or make arrangements to have one happen in my community?

Email us at financialliteracy@diamondnorthcu.com and we’d be happy to talk to you in more detail about the program or set up a workshop for your organization or your community group.

 

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