Quick facts

Service type: Financial Empowerment
Eligibility: Toronto residents living on low incomes and facing financial challenges. This includes (but is not limited to): older adults, newcomers to Canada, students, individuals with disabilities and individuals who are unemployed.
Delivery: In-person and/or by phone
Fee: Free
Program dates: Year-round

Program description

Free counselling for low-income clients, including those with trouble accessing government benefits and/or banking services, money management issues or general financial questions. Clients meet one-on-one with registered social workers who specialize in financial counselling.


WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment team can help with:


  • Accessing and restoring government benefits
  • Debt management
  • Savings tools and options
  • Banking
  • Budgeting
  • Improving credit

Financial Foundations

Supporting Resources

Debt Management Guide

To learn more about debt management download this resource below.

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Program Testimonials



"I feel I’m back in control. I can see the future now. I don’t feel so hopeless.”



“I found WoodGreen’s financial counsellor to be very supportive, caring, knowledgeable and efficient. I can now look forward to a better financial future because of the help received from this program.”

How you can support

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Please contact us to register.

Contact information

Financial Empowerment Program General Contact

(416) 645-6000 ext. 1330


815 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4J 1L2


Hours vary; contact us for more information.


-United Way Greater Toronto’s Allan Slaight Seniors Fund

-The Sprott Foundation


-Prosper Canada – Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions project partner

-The Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions project is funded by the Government of Ontario






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