Free financial counselling for low-income individuals.
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
Program dates: Year-round
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
Savings tools and options
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"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.”
Due to COVID-19, in-person services are currently unavailable. Counselling is being offered virtually and/or by phone
Please contact us to register.
Financial Empowerment Program General Contact
(416) 645-6000 ext. 1330
815 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON
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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