With the speed and convenience of today’s technology, EFLS likes to keep their funders, partners and clients up to date on events affecting the organization. See below for the latest news on EFLS.
EFLS has moved back to the Edmonton downtown core and is now conveniently located within the Bill Rees YMCA Building at 10211-105 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1E3. EFLS’ other contact info. remains unchanged.
August, 2014 – Call for Board Chair
Edmonton Financial Literacy Society (EFLS) is soliciting applications for a volunteer board member with expertise in board leadership. Joining our team of 7 board members, the board member would be expected to attend one board meeting each month, meet monthly with the Society’s Executive Director, advise by e-mail as needed, and attend a minimum of 3 other ‘board service actions’ throughout the year. This board member would fill a current expertise vacancy in the organization and be called on to give high level vision on positioning the not-for-profit as a leading pioneer of financial literacy education and advocacy.
August, 2014 – Call for Board Member with Marketing/Communications Experience
Edmonton Financial Literacy Society (EFLS) is soliciting applications for a volunteer board member with expertise in marketing and communications. Joining our team of 7 board members, the board member would be expected to attend one board meeting each month, advise by e-mail as needed, and attend a minimum of 3 other ‘board service actions’ throughout the year. This board member would fill a current expertise vacancy in the organization and be called on to give high level advice on positioning the not-for-profit as a leading pioneer of financial literacy education and advocacy.
May, 2014 – Alberta Health Services (AHS) confirms funding for another year!
With AHS’ Wellness Network project gaining greater community awareness and momentum, EFLS is excited about continuing its partnership with AHS in the coming year. New personal money management program offerings are being developed. Please check back for further updates!
May 26, 2014 – EFLS welcomes Maria A. Tchir as its new Executive Director!
EFLS is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria A. Tchir as the organization’s new Executive Director. Maria brings to EFLS extensive work experience and education in various business sectors and disciplines. Her credentials includes a Master of Arts in Psychology which will serve EFLS well in terms of addressing the emotional issues that affect personal money management.
January, 2014 – EFLS officially launches a new initiative!
With funding generously provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and in partnership with AHS’ newly formed Wellness Network; EFLS is offering a series of free personal money management courses. Topics include Budgeting Basics, Debt Management, Understanding Credit (How to get it, improve it or rebuild it) and Understanding Government Financial Assistance programs (AISH, Income Supports & Seniors’ Benefits).
November, 2013 – Financial Literacy Month:
November is Financial Literacy Month across Canada. EFLS is commemorating this event by partnering with Shaw TV and producing a series of segments relating to financial literacy during the month of November. Broadcast dates are yet to be finalized and the videos will soon be available for viewing online as well. Please check back for further updates.
November, 2013 – More funding for Newcomers Program!:
CIBC, A long time EFLS supporter comes through and donates $10,000 towards EFLS’ popular and ever growing financial literacy program for recent immigrants to Canada. Thank you once again to CIBC’s Community Investment program!
October, 2013 – Funding Update:
In support of EFLS’ Newcomers to Canada program, the RBC Foundation once again demonstrated their philanthropy by donating $15,000. Kudos again to the RBC Foundation for their support!
March, 2013 – Funding Update:
As they did in 2012, The REALTORS Community Foundation of Edmonton once again demonstrated their generous support of EFLS by donating $5,000 towards EFLS’Making Ends Meet program