Launch Your Community: A Strength Based Approach to Financial Literacy

Nov 14, 2018

KELOWNA, B.C. Did you know financial stressors can lead to depression and anxiety?

A study recently released by the Canadian Payroll Association indicated that, “a staggering 40% of Canadians feel overwhelmed by their level of debt, up 5% from last year, and more than one-third of survey respondents say their debt load increased over the year (up to 34% from 31% the year previously).” These challenges can be found at every socio-economic level.

November is Financial Literacy Month, and Canadians are encouraged to evaluate their personal financial situation, access resources, and become empowered decision makers in their own financial future, and Launch Kelowna is uniquely positioned to help our community meet these goals throughout Financial Literacy Month and beyond.

Launch creates opportunities for participants to gain control of their lives, become more confident and embrace their dignity through 3 core programs; Matched Savings, Dollars & Sense and Primer for Life. Each program begins with a discussion of assets, or strengths. Focusing not only on financial assets but the personal and business connections, community resources, skills and abilities that we each draw on as we navigate through life.

By focusing on the whole person, and recognizing the unique skills and abilities we each have Launch builds relationships of trust creating an environment of engaged learning, increased knowledge and financial empowerment.

We invite you to get involved!
Join us on November 19 and get to know our programs, our board and volunteers. Join us as we launch our community toward greater opportunities for financial empowerment.

About Launch:

Launch Community Development Foundation (Launch Kelowna) helps people move forward in life by providing them with the financial knowledge, confidence and community support to take the next step towards greater independence and sustainable positive change. Our programs increase participants’ understanding of their personal finances while also helping them to save their money, start a business, embark on post-secondary education or increase their skills in a trade.

About Financial Literacy Month:
Throughout the month of November, Canadians are encouraged to invest in their financial well-being. This means taking control of their finances and reducing financial stress by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

For media inquiries: contact Abbie Norrish [email protected] (778) 363-4954

Company Contact Information:

Logo Launch Community Development Foundation
Company: Launch Community Development Foundation
Contact Name: Abbie Norrish
Contact Phone: 778-363-4954
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/launch-your-community-a-strength-based-approach-to-financial-empowerment-tickets-52321841035?aff=ebdssbeac

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