Financial Literacy Workshops for Women 55+

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), at the Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto, has launched a new suite of national financial and legal tools along with workshops, designed to improve the financial literacy of older low-income unattached and immigrant women in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

Are you a woman who is single or a newcomer, living on a low income and 55 or older?

Please join us for a two-day workshop on money management. The workshop is presented five times this fall, at five different locations in Toronto. The first one was in September, then two in October and two in November. The final workshop will be given in the OWN Co-op Building.

Participants will receive eight educational resources and lunch. You must be able to read and write English. The first 30 women to sign up for each workshop will receive a $25 gift card!

Workshop Topics:

  1. Developing a Personalized Financial Plan
  2. Retirement & Savings Options
  3. Understanding Income Tax
  4. Adopting Effective Banking Practices
  5. Legal Dimensions of Financial Literacy
  6. Preventing Financial Abuse
  7. Credit & Debt Management
  8. Accessing & Optimizing Pensions/Public Benefits

Date: October 14 and October 17,  9:30am–4:00pm
Location: University of Toronto, 263 McCaul Street, 4th Floor Classroom

Date: October 27 and October 28, 9:30am–4:00pm
Location: Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario Street

Date: November 9 and 10, 9:30am–4:00pm
Location: Metro Central YMCA of Greater Toronto, 20 Grosvenor Street

Date: November 28 and 30, 9:30am–4:00pm
Location: OWN Housing Co-op, 115 The Esplanade

To register, contact Alexandra Wilson, National Project Coordinator, at or 416-978-7323.