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

CONTACT BERNADETTE (BUNNY) SWANSON FOR DETAILS

IAAW’s Financial Literacy Programming is proudly sponsored by: