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Financial literacy

About Financial Literacy Program

For over 75 years, Vancity has been working to build a clean and fair world where members and communities can thrive. That means addressing systemic barriers to ensure access to financial services and financial literacy for all.

In partnership with PICS and equipped with courses and tools developed by our financial experts, PICS is delivering culturally relevant workshops to our communities. We believe the community-based model for learning will create meaningful and safe programs that speak to the unique needs of different groups.

Financial Literacy

Workshops Offered

Introduction to Basic Banking

To choose the best banking plan for you, you first need to know a little about the services financial institutions offer and how you can use them to your advantage. This course provides an overview of all the possible services banks offer and how you can go about using them.

Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

Basic Banking May 2024 pdf

Introduction to Basic Budgeting

Our FREE Basic Budgeting course teaches you how to exert control over where your money goes so you don’t spend more than you have. Join our FREE basic budgeting class and take control of your finances.

Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

Basic Budgeting May 2024 pdf

Filing Taxes in Canada

Paying taxes is a fundamental part of being a responsible citizen, as well as an obligation. There’s no doubt—taxes can be complex. This course will provide you with the resources you need to better understand Canada’s tax system so that you know how to benefit from it.

Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

Filing Taxes May 2024 pdf

Identity Theft and Fraud Protection

Identity (ID) theft is a serious crime. It takes place when a scammer uses your personal information—without your knowledge or consent—to commit fraud or theft. Learn how to recognize and report ID theft, fraud and scams and how to guard your personal information against these types of threats.

Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

Identity Theft May 2024 pdf

Financial Wellness For Seniors

Learn how to protect yourself from financial abuse and start planning for your future ahead.

Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

Financial Wellness for Seniors May 2024 pdf

Registered Education Savings Plan


  • Learn what an RESP is and how they work
  • How to decide what kind of RESP is best for
    your family
  • How to take advantage of free money via
    government grants and programs to help
    grow your RESP


Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

RESP January 2024 pdf


    • The benefits of using RRSPs and TFSAs
    • How to decide whether to invest in an RRSP, a TFSA or both
    • The different kinds of RRSP and TFSA products


Duration : 1.5 – 2 hours
Fee : FREE

RRSP TFSA February 2024 pdf

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