Financial Empowerment is a citywide initiative addressing the root causes and immediate needs of poverty. Through proven strategies, Financial Empowerment creates measurable improvements for people living on a low-income by helping them reduce and manage debt, increase savings and build assets. The goal is to ensure every Calgarian has the income and assets needed to thrive as a part of the City's Enough for All Strategy.
Families in our resource rich city do not need to be under financial stress. The Financial Empowerment Model is being activated at a critical time in our current economic climate to help Calgarians who are experiencing financial stress and to prevent others from slipping into poverty.
For more information, please take a look at the following documents:
- United Way of Calgary and Area
- The City of Calgary
- The Government of Alberta
- Vibrant Communities Calgary
- Bow Valley College
- Direct Energy