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 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

  • Investing 101
  • Investing for Your Future
  • Retirement Planning
  • Insurance 101
  • Self-Employment & Taxes
  • Tax Information Seminar
  • Managing Holiday Costs – D.I.Y Workshop
  • Buying a Home
  • Meal Planning

Program Schedule

  • January 10th, 2020 at WCYR from 9:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
  • January 16th, 2020 in Markham at the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services from 9:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
  • February 28, 2020 in Newmarket at WCYR from 9:30 AM to 12 PM
  • March 16, 2020 in Richmond Hill at VPI Working Solutions from 9:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
  • April 1, 2020 in Stouffville at Yorkworks from 9:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
  • August 19, 2020 in Sutton at Yorkworks from 9:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Upcoming Financial Empowerment Seminars

  • January 22, 2020, The Basics of Fling Taxes seminar at WCYR from 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
  • Saving & Investing at WCYR Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Employment Tax Seminar at WCYR Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM

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

Program Contact

Allison Hermann – Program Coordinator

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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