Financial literacy is about building the knowledge, skills and confidence to
make appropriate financial decisions. It’s not just about saving money, but
building financial decision-making skills over the short and long- term.
Whether managing a monthly budget, planning for a child’s education,
understanding the consequences of financial decisions, or having
knowledge to interpret financial documents and products – we help
women increase their confidence in making proactive decisions when it
comes to their money.

IAAW’s financial independence training addresses poverty in a cultural context by building skills and confidence in women and girls.

IAAW Offers

Empower U – Financial Independence Training (FIT)

The first project of its kind in Edmonton, Empower U is a collaboration
between ATB Financial, the United Way, IAAW and nine other
Edmonton organizations to reach 200 women in poverty per year.
Over the course, Empower U participants explore their
relationship to money through:

  • Group sessions on budgeting, credit, financial priorities, and
    confronting personal barriers to saving
  • Regular one-on-one coaching to address individual financial challenges
  • Knowledge-sharing on how money management is linked to trauma
    and addiction

The Empower U program offers a matched savings component where
dollars saved towards a participant’s financial goal are matched on a 1:1
ratio. This means that every dollar a participant saves is matched towards the purchase of an asset.

Read more about how IAAW is Building Leaders Through Financial Literacy


IAAW’s Financial Literacy Programming is proudly sponsored by: