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Provincial Learning Event – Building and Supporting Financial Resilience
February 15, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Our provincial learning events are always virtual, so it’s safe to still participate in them during the pandemic.
Many of us work in service agencies supporting clients who have a variety of concerns. And, while the issues may range from mental health, addiction, homelessness, relationships, loneliness, disabilities, and resettlement, financial struggles are often a key component of all of these issues.
In this webinar, we will look at Financial Empowerment and how it supports and empowers individuals to take better financial control of their lives through education and support that build greater financial confidence and resilience.
Many individuals at some time in their life may be preyed upon by the private sector, or even experience financial abuse within their own family.
We will look at how we can develop supports or referral networks to assist them when they are experiencing such distress, including the services offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver. We’ll discuss how we can support clients in developing positive practices to protect themselves against the growing issue of frauds, scams, identity theft, and predatory lending, which so often impact the most vulnerable.
You’ll come away with a greater understanding of how empowering individuals financially can have a positive impact on overall health and well-being, and how we can support your clients through our free financial workshops, advocacy, and one-on-one coaching.
Murray Baker is the Manager, Financial Empowerment, for Family Services of Greater Vancouver. He is also a leading North American authority on student financial planning and author of the bestseller, The Debt Free Graduate: How to Survive College or University Without Going Broke (HarperCollins).
He has worked in financial literacy for over 24 years and also writes for the Good Money blog and authored several reports. He is passionate about financial education and empowering individuals to take greater control of their finances and become savvy consumers. He advocates for vulnerable populations, including promoting policy changes that facilitate the financial well-being of all people in Canada and developing programs that foster universal financial literacy.