Our numbers speak for themselves…

Since 1991

$1.9M in micro business loans with 93% repayment rate.

$1.9M in micro business loans

with 93% repayment rate.

$3.6M in matched savings earned by participants to purchase life-changing assets.

$3.6M in matched savings

earned by participants to purchase life-changing assets, including 159 homes.

1,146 people trained for a career in the trades.

1,146 people trained

for a career in the trades.

 

Read more in our 2018 Annual Report

 

Total reach in 2018

We worked directly with 2,495 participants.

We worked directly with

2,495 participants.

103 organizations were trained to deliver our programs.

103 organizations

were trained to deliver our programs.

3,958 additional participants reached through community program delivery and partnerships.

3,958 additional participants

were reached through community program delivery and partnerships.

 

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Skills reach in 2018

91 participants trained for a new career in the trades.

91 participants

trained for a new career in the trades.

36 local employers provided work experience for participants.

36 local employers

provided work experience for participants.

Job Boost provided 29 loans worth  $80,704 to help people get better jobs.

Job Boost provided 29 loans worth

$80,704

to help people get better jobs.

 

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Financial Empowerment reach in 2018

$313,000 earned in matched savings by program savers.

$313,000 earned

in matched savings by program savers.

267 assets purchased from savings.

267 assets

purchased from savings.

10 family homes purchased with savings.

10 family homes

purchased with savings.

 

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Business Development reach in 2018

62 businesses launched by participants.

62 businesses

launched by participants.

73 micro loans created 117 new jobs.

73 micro loans created

117 new jobs.

Business types included: Art, Cleaning, Beauty, Indigenous Clothing, Food, Marriage Officiant, and others.

Business types included:

Art, Cleaning, Beauty, Indigenous Clothing, Food, Marriage Officiant, and others.

 

Find out more about our self-employment programs

 

Additional reach in 2018

Public Policy

Over $10M in interest saved by Albertans annually as a result of changes to payday lending rules.

Over $10M in interest

saved by Albertans annually as a result of changes to payday lending rules.

Aspire

8,834 participants

supported by Aspire to reduce debt, grow savings, and build assets.

Thrive

43 Social Enterprises supported

including The Allium, WeAble, Desnoyers-Schuler, Nude Market, 5th Element, and more.

 

 

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