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WoodGreen Financial Empowerment Services

WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services help over 6,000 clients each year improve their financial well-being  


Achieving financial stability while living on a low income can be extremely challenging, but we are here to help!  WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services provide free information, counselling and support to low-income members of the community who have financial challenges. We empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances and make informed decisions about their financial futures.

We offer the following free services to equip our clients with the right tools for financial success:

Financial Empowerment Counselling
This is a free service for low-income clients who have problems accessing government benefits and/or banking services, money management issues, or general financial questions. Clients meet one-on-one with trained financial counsellors to learn how to manage their finances, find solutions to their financial problems and achieve their financial goals.

WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment team can help with:   
• Accessing and Restoring Government Benefits
• Debt Management
• Savings Tools and Options
• Banking
• Budgeting
• Improving Credit

Contact us at 416-645-6000 ext. 1330 or at fe@woodgreen.org to book your appointment.

Walk-in intake available Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm at
815 Danforth Avenue, 3rd Floor

 

Income Tax Clinic

This is a Canada Revenue Agency supported Community Volunteer Income Tax Program that has been in operation for over 20 years. During the March-April tax season, volunteers prepare simple tax returns for low income clients at multiple locations throughout the East End of Toronto. After the tax season, the Income Tax Clinic operates on a weekly basis and also helps people with more complex tax problems. 

The clinic is located year-round at 815 Danforth, 3rd Floor.

Click here for more information, or contact us at 416-645-6000 ext. 1187 or taxclinic@woodgreen.org to book your tax appointment.

 

Financial Literacy Workshops
The WoodGreen Financial Literacy Program delivers free presentations on topics such as:
• Budgeting and Money Management
• Debt and Credit Management
• Banking and Financial Services
• Income Tax, Benefits and Credits
• Low-Income Retirement Planning
• Consumer Awareness and Fraud
• Power of Attorney, Living Wills and Advanced Care Planning
• Benefits, Supports and Tax Credits for Persons Living with Disabilities and their Caregivers

Workshops can be customized or developed to suit an organization’s needs and interests.

Contact us at 416-645-6000 ext. 1330 or at fe@woodgreen.org to book your free workshop today.

Self-Help Financial Information

For helpful links to a variety of Financial Empowerment resources, click here

 

         

The Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions Project is Funded by the Government of Ontario

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Financial Empowerment Services (No Fee)
WoodGreens Financial Empowerment Program provides education, counselling and support to low-income members of the community who have financial challenges. Services include Income Tax Clinic,... 815 Danforth Avenue / additional locations