Financial Empowerment

No one starts out understanding how to manage money. From creating a household budget or balancing a checkbook, 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
  • Monthly seminars with guest speakers
Six Weeks of Group Sessions

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

  • Financial Health During Separation/Divorce
  • Why File Your Taxes?
  • Disability Claims
  • Estate Planning
  • Buying a Home
  • Finances for Newcomers
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Overcoming Fear

Program Schedule

  • Winter 2019 groups will begin the third week of January!
  • Friday, January 25th, 2018 – February 15th, 2018 |  Women’s Centre of York Region (Newmarket)

Program Contact

Allison Hermann – Program Coordinator & Facilitator /

Women’s Centre of York Region – 905-853-9270  / to register (pre-registration is required)

Upcoming Financial Empowerment Seminars

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) Workshop – December 17th, 2018

D.I.Y (do-it-yourself) Workshop – December 20th, 2018

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


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