Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is the ability to understand how money works, how to manage your money, how much you earn and how to spend it wisely.

The financial literacy program at CAIWA seeks to empower immigrant women and their families with financial knowledge to enable them to make smart financial decisions. We do this through information sessions, workshops and presentations.

CAIWA Financial Literacy program topics include:
  • Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Help with Credit issues
  • Consumerism and Advertising
  • Understanding Assets
  • Taxes
  • Investments
  • Will Preparation

The absence of financial literacy can lead to making poor financial decisions that may have adverse effects on the financial, physical and mental health of an individual.

“Tighten Your Belt! This means cut one’s spending; live more frugally. That helped me a lot especially because I was such a shopper and I couldn’t control myself shopping for things even if it had no use. Now I have control over my money and my wallet is happy :). Save for the future!”

Ena Joyce “Yna” Barbuco


Do you want to

Improve your English?

We are offering Level I and Level II $100 for 10 weeks


  • What is the duration of the program?
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    10 a.m to 12 p.m and 1 to 3 p.m.
    Every other Sunday after collective Kitchen
  • Who can participate?
    18+ years old
    Permanent Residents of Canada
    Refugees Canadian Citizens are welcome as helpers only.
  • When does the next class start?
    See calendar
  • What is the cost?

Apply for our Financial Literacy Program