Financial Empowerment Forum

Published by: Lynne Engelman (Momentum)

Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Prairie Pavilion/Stockmen Pavilion Westerner Park 4847A 19 St Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7

Region(s): Central, South

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Financial Empowerment Forum

Join colleagues from across the province as we come together to share and learn more about financial empowerment, including evidence-based interventions and innovative practices that measurably improve financial outcomes for people living on low incomes.

Who should attend?
Non-profit organizations, private sector and government stakeholders active or interested in the field of financial empowerment.

Thanks to our event sponsors, this is a free event.

8:30-9 AM -- Registration & networking breakfast
9-9:35 AM -- Welcome and Introductions
9:35-10:35 AM -- Panel Discussion: Consumer Protection -- featuring Dr Mohammed El Hazzouri (researching impact from changes in payday loan regulations), Sorin Mihailovici (creator of Scam Detector app) and Darren Thomas (Director of Fair Trading, Service Alberta)
10:35-10:50 AM -- BREAK
10:50-12:05 PM -- Breakout #1: Financial Empowerment 101; or, Innovations in Matched Savings Programs
12:05-12:50 PM -- LUNCH
12:50-2:00 PM -- Breakout #2: Indigenous Financial Empowerment; or, The Business Sector and Financial Empowerment
2-2:15 PM -- BREAK
2:15-3:25 -- Breakout #3: Systems Integration of Financial Empowerment; or, Financial Interventions from a Cultural Perspective
3:25-3:45 PM -- Closing remarks

Please note that the above programming is subject to change.

Questions, comments, concerns? Please email Lindsey Dunham:

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