Financial Literacy Kick Off

At a workshop on April 21

At a workshop on April 21

Financial literacy co-ordinator Diana Badke held a kick-off luncheon April 20 at Thompson Rivers University in 100 Mile House to promote a series of financial literacy workshops that will be delivered in our community.

Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy received a grant from the federal government’s Social Enterprise Development Initiative (SEDI) and the TD Bank to put on a series of financial literacy workshops.

Diana invited community members from local financial institutions, employment counsellors and service providers to participate in the discussion.

The focus of the meeting was to build partnerships, share and map financial information, exchange ideas on how to best serve those in our community with low literacy skills.

Everyone who attended the meeting is passionate about helping those in our community who struggle with their finances and understand the hardships that come with not understanding how to manage their finances.

There was some great ideas generated on putting together financial cafés and workshops to explain budgeting, mortgages, debt, credit card charges and much more. The meeting was very successful and everyone is very excited about the upcoming cafés and workshops.

Once the dates are determined for the cafés and workshops they will be advertised in the Free Press, stay tuned.

Melody Newcombe_is a literacy support worker.