In the fall of 2017, a small group of volunteers got together and partnered with YWCA FOCUS@Work to put on free finance workshops for women in Vancouver, BC.
We are motivated by the fact that financial literacy is an area that many people would like to improve and a study by Statistics Canada carried out in 2014 showed that Canadian women have lower levels of financial literacy and less confidence in their ability to manage their finances than Canadian men. Since we also believe that women would feel more comfortable talking about money in a group composed of other women, we decided to hold the workshops for women only.
Focus@Work’s goal is to help women achieve economic and employment sustainability. FAW is a free 12-week job search program for women that includes three weeks of skills enhancement workshops followed by nine weeks of one-to-one career coaching and group and peer support. The program establishes a structured place for women to move out of an isolated job search to a place where they build connections, showcase their strengths, express their challenges and participate in a safe environment that fosters accountability, confidence and self-esteem. For more information about the FOCUS@Work program please call 604-699-1788
Please keep in mind that the information offered in our workshops or other material is for educational purposes only and is not financial advice.