Financial Empowerment

No one starts out understanding how to manage money. From creating a household budget, saving for a child’s education, buying a car, choosing a mortgage to evaluating life insurance or a retirement fund, or managing your debt, people have to learn about personal finance in order to be successful overseers of their incomes and assets and to reach their life goals.We offer a series of weekly classes and personalized coaching. With this knowledge and support, women are empowered to take greater control of their personal finances and to use best financial practices to progress toward their financial and life goals.

About the Program

Over a six month framework, women in the Financial Empowerment program are supported through:

  • 6 weeks of Group/in-class sessions
  • Complimentary financial kit
  • Networking and peer support
  • Individual financial coaching
  • Seminars with guest speakers

Six Weeks of Group Sessions 

Topics include:

  • Make a budget and stick to it
  • Save more money each month
  • Create a debt repayment plan to have a manageable and “healthy” debt load
  • Improve your credit score and repair your credit
  • Cope with financial stress
  • Financial Planning
Stand Alone Workshops

  • Insurance 101
  • Financial Health During Separation/Divorce
  • Taxes
  • Disability Claims
  • Estate Planning
  • Buying a Home
  • Finances for Newcomers
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Overcoming Fear
  • Meal Planning

Program Schedule

  • July 10th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to Noon at WCYR in Newmarket
  • July 18th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to Noon at The Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in Markham
  • September 10th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to Noon at WCYR in Newmarket
  • September 13th, 2019 from 9:30 AM to Noon at WCYR in Newmarket

Upcoming Financial Empowerment Seminars

Planning for Retirement – September 10th, 2019 at 1 p.m in Newmarket at WCYR

Insurance 101 – August 13th, 2019 at 1 p.m. in Newmarket at WCYR

Foundations of Investing – July 9th, 2019 at 1 p.m. in Newmarket

Please register for the program or seminars at, 905-853-9270 or

Program Contact

Allison Hermann – Program Coordinator & Facilitator /

To register:

Call: Women’s Centre of York Region – 905-853-9270 (pre-registration is required)

Online by clicking the link below:

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