Financial Empowerment Services

Financial Empowerment is essential to improving the lives of low income Canadians. The services we offer include:

  • Financial literacy education
  • One-on-one financial coaching
  • Support to open Registered Education Savings Plans
  • Assistance with tax filing and accessing government benefits
  • Support to access basic banking

Need to talk to someone about your finances today?
Call toll free: 1.844.494.6861

The Financial Empowerment Project

The Financial Empowerment Champions project is a Prosper Canada initiative conducted in partnership with Bissell Centre, E4C and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women along with four other national financial empowerment champions. The goal of the project is to improve the financial well-being of one million Canadians living on low incomes by 2020.

Financial empowerment is an approach to poverty reduction that focuses on improving the financial security of low-income people. The five interventions included in this project have proven successful in supporting participants to acquire and practice the financial skills and behaviours that tangibly improve their financial outcomes and build their financial security.

Bissell Centre will train its front line staff and volunteers to deliver financial empowerment services to people living on low incomes.

The  Impact
The targets this Project is designed to meet include helping:

  • 140,000 individuals living on low incomes increase their financial knowledge, skills, and confidence
  • 13,100 individuals file their taxes
  • 400 individuals that did not previously have a bank account open one
  • 5,000 individuals to set personal financial goals and pursue action plans to achieve them

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program.

Learn more about the national Financial Empowerment Project.

This program is offered in partnership with:

Prosper Canada
Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women

Community Participation
Winnie Nalwadda,
Financial Empowerment Coordinator
780.423.2285 ext. 146

Make Tax Time Pay

Simple tax returns only that may include benefits or employment income.

Every Monday*
March 4 – December 2019
9am - 1pm
Bissell Centre West

*there are no clinics on stat holidays

Tuesday Tax Clinics

Every Tuesday
March 5 – December 2019
10:00 am -2:00pm
Bissell Centre East Reception