Money Matters

Feeling stressed out by money is normal when you’re dealing with mental health or addictions challenges. We made Money Matters because we understand financial troubles can cause unneeded stress when people are on the road to recovery. Together, we can improve your money management skills and reduce money related stress

Money Matters is a partnership between Momentum, YWCA Calgary, The Alex and Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) that provides financial literacy support and services to individuals living with mental health or addiction challenges.

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Financial Education
Momentum facilitators deliver a series of seven workshops hosted by various organizations within the Calgary health community. We work with organizations to ensure our programming is delivered at the right time for those on the road to recovery.

Financial Administration
The Financial Administrator from CASS and CJHS offers one-on-one participant-directed support to individuals who find it difficult to manage their finances on their own.

Participants in this program experience positive changes in their lives, including:

  • Increased financial stability.
  • Increased mental wellness and improved ability to manage addiction.
  • Maintained housing and supported in feeling more independent.
  • Decreased feelings of social isolation.

To book Money Matters workshops for participants at your agency call 403-204-2687 or email

If you or someone you know are not facing mental health or addictions challenges, but would still like to access our money management programs, Matched Savings For Adults might be a great program to explore!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved in the Money Matters program?

The Money Matters program is a financial empowerment program living with cognitive, mental health or addiction challenges. The program is presented as a series of seven workshops (Budgeting 1 and 2, Assets, Banking, Credit, Debt Management, Consumerism)

There is also one-on-one support that is available to those who need it.

Do you need a doctor's note?

No. You can apply without consulting with anyone. However, if you are currently working with a support worker or a clinician, they are more than welcome to join your sessions.

Is it free?

The Money Matters program is a free program for anyone living with mental health and addiction concerns.

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