Access to financial resources and information helps individuals to make informed decisions about their finances.
The City of Edmonton promotes opportunities to acquire skills and improve access to supports that enhance financial security and well-being. The City works with a variety of community partners, including the Edmonton Financial Empowerment Collaborative to support people living on a low income to expand their financial knowledge, reduce debt, grow savings and build assets.
You Can Benefit Navigator
You Can Benefit Navigator is an online tool that provides community workers and Edmontonians easy access to information on a range of local, municipal, provincial and federal benefits and subsidies.
Enter some basic information about yourself to find out if you are eligible for local and government benefits today.
Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financial Empowerment Project
The City of Edmonton is one of two Canadian cities to partner with Prosper Canada on the Prosperity Gateways-Cities for Financial Empowerment project to improve the financial well-being of residents living on low income. Financial help includes education, coaching/counselling, free tax clinics, and help accessing income benefits.
Financial Empowerment Activities Focus on 3 Key Areas
Activities that focus on improving Edmontonians’ ability to earn include:
Increasing access to income boosting benefits and tax credits
Increasing income generating opportunities
Activities that focus on improving Edmontonians’ ability to save include:
Improving access to financial services and products
Increasing consumer awareness and advocating for consumer protection
Increasing access to savings
Activities that focus on improving Edmontonians’ ability to build include:
Increasing access to financial information, education and coaching
Expanding asset building opportunities
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Earn, Save, Build is a monthly newsletter that outlines activities on financial empowerment in Edmonton