With funding generously provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and in partnership with AHS' newly formed Wellness Network; EFLS is currently offering a series of FREE personal money management workshops.   See below for program details and dates:

 

Program Name:

Description:

Dates, Times & Location

Budgeting 101

 This introductory course will teach you how to get a handle on your personal finances, identify financial goals and values, be practical and still have a life!  This course is designed for those wishing to enhance their money management skills but are unable attend a longer program.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Location: Edmonton Financial Literacy Society

Room #1-11, 10211 – 105 Street (Bill Rees YMCA Bldg.), Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3

Debt Management

It’s easy to get carried away and accumulate debt. Strategies for managing personal debt will be presented. Gain insight into the psychological factors of managing debt.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Location: Edmonton Financial Literacy Society

Room #1-11, 10211 – 105 Street (Bill Rees YMCA Bldg.), Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3

Income Tax Preparation Basics for those on Low Income

Often, many of those with low employment income and/or receiving government assistance income find the annual tax filing process to be overwhelming and intimidating.  This workshop is designed to teach low income individuals the basics of preparing an annual income tax return.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Location: Edmonton Financial Literacy Society

Room #1-11, 10211 – 105 Street (Bill Rees YMCA Bldg.), Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3

Understanding Credit

Used wisely, credit can provide great benefits.  On the other hand, if credit is misused, it can lead to serious financial difficulties.  In terms of Credit, we show you how to; Get it, Improve it, or Rebuild it.

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 1-3 PM

Location: Edmonton Financial Literacy Society

Room #1-11, 10211 – 105 Street (Bill Rees YMCA Bldg.), Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3

Understanding AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped)

Eligibility, how & where to apply, Can I work and still be eligible for AISH?, If so, how much of my employment income is clawed back?, What is a personal asset limit and what items are included in the asset limit?, Accessing other financial / community resources, Special needs & circumstances, Retirement planning and when & how to apply for Seniors’ Benefits

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7-9 PM

Location: Schizophrenia Society of Alberta  5215-87 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5L5

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 1-3 PM

Location: Edmonton Financial Literacy Society

Room #1-11, 10211 – 105 Street (Bill Rees YMCA Bldg.), Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3

Understanding Income Supports

Eligibility, How & where to apply, Can I work and still be eligible for Income Supports? If so, how much of my employment income is clawed back? Accessing other financial / community resources, Special needs & circumstances, Retirement planning and when & how to apply for Seniors’ Benefits

Tuesday, Nov.25, 2014, 7-9 PM 

Location: Schizophrenia Society of Alberta  

5215-87 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5L5

Understanding Seniors’ Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility, How & where to apply for Old Age Security (OAS) / Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Can I continue to work?, If so, how much of my employment income is clawed back?, How my employer’s pension plan affects my eligibility for OAS / GIS, As a senior, what other health benefits am I entitled to?, How to report Seniors’ Benefits on Income Tax Return, Accessing other financial / community resources.

Friday ,Sept.19, 2014 1-3 PM 

Location: SAGE (Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton) 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2E5

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Register:

You can register for any of the above programs by calling the EFLS office at 780-944-1558 OR by email contactus@efls.ca.

In either case, please provide the following information:

"The course has helped me to curb my spending and to think about what I'm buying before I buy it. I've changed my habits and now want to get an RRSP."

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What we do

EFLS recognizes that educating people about financial literacy is not effective unless it positively changes behaviors. The lack of in-depth financial literacy education within Canada is resulting in higher debt levels, predatory lenders, and lots of poor decisions.

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