Money Moccasins

Financial Empowerment for the Indigenous Community. Free programs to learn about money in a safe, non-judgemental space.

 

We all have a journey to walk in life.  The path before us is not always smooth.  Walking barefoot can make the trip more difficult.  Through stories and knowledge sharing, Theodora will help you learn about Assets, Budgets, Banking, Credit and Consumerism in her Money Moccasins Series.  She welcomes you to Momentum to begin your financial wellness journey through an Indigenous lens.

Sign up for as few or as many workshops as you’d like.  Participants who attend all 5 workshops (Assets, Budget, Banking, Credit, and Consumerism) will receive a certificate of completion that can be applied to your credit score!  You will also obtain information about our matched savings programs, our exclusive app-based savings tool called QUBER and so much more resources available to you.

Workshop Descriptions:

Assets

  • You have so much more than you know
  • Learn how to use all your different types of assets to overcome challenges you may face

Budget

  • Change how you perceive money, build a positive relationship with your finances
  • Understand the purpose, value and how to control your money
  • Strengthen your understanding of wants and needs
  • Build a budget that works for today and tomorrow

Banking

  • Learn about your banking options
  • Enrich your banking experience
  • Understand the different types of financial products available
  • Learn how to use these products and services safely and efficiently

Credit

  • Learn about the different types of credit products and how to use them wisely
  • Understand how important it is to protect your name and how credit can affect it
  • Learn ways to pay down your debt
  • Get resources on where to turn to for help

Consumerism

  • Learn how what and where we buy influences our spending habits
  • Become aware of your impact on products and services

 

Click here to start your financial wellness journey!

 

If you need any support with the courses please email us or call Theodora at 403-204-2667 for help.

Can’t commit to specific dates? You can take these courses and learn at your own pace, anytime! Read more about our On Demand Money Management program.

This program will help you:

 

  • Set money goals
  • Develop a budget
  • Establish savings
  • Build your credit
  • Pay down your debt

See program dates and topics below. Each session focuses on a specific financial topic, ensuring participants have a firm grasp on each element of their finances.

Meet Theodora

Theodora Warrior is our first Indigenous Financial Facilitator and has been working with Momentum since 2019.A proud Blackfoot member of the Piikani Nation from Treaty 7 region. She is a passionate Financial Empowerment Facilitator who recognizes the unique base line of her people. Daughter of a residential school survivor she has the life experience to connect with her audience and understands the importance of learning the value, purpose and skills needed to manage money. Her goal is to deliver financial literacy to her Indigenous communities to empower them for today so they can empower their children for tomorrow.

Upcoming Events
Money Moccasins – Consumerism

December 1, 2021

In this two-hour workshop you will learn all about consumerism.  Become aware of the impact consumerism has on our daily lives and spending habits.  See how advertising influences our choices when it comes to shopping. Start your financial wellness journey by applying now!

Money Moccasins – Assets

December 8, 2021

In this two-hour workshop you will learn about assets.  Discover all the assets you already have; learn about new ones you weren’t aware of and how they can be used in any challenge you may face on your financial wellness journey.  Life experience discussion and knowledge sharing help you to overcome difficulties that can arise in life. Start your financial wellness journey by applying now!

Money Moccasins – Budgets

December 15, 2021

In this two-hour workshop you will learn how to create a positive relationship with money.  You will become aware of how to identify your spending habits, your money script and how to create a budget to fit your income and lifestyle.  Learn to track expenses and move from survival mode to security and stability. Start your financial wellness journey by applying now!

Money Moccasins – Banking

December 22, 2021

In this two-hour workshop you will learn all your banking options and how to select the right account for you.  You will learn the different types of product and services available to you as a customer.  You will become more comfortable with financial institutions by learning how they are set up and meant to work for you. Theodora will also include a brief overview of the benefits and importance of opening up a RESP (Registered education savings plan) for your child(ren)’s financial future. Start your financial wellness journey by applying now!

Money Moccasins – Credit

January 5, 2022

In this two-hour workshop you will learn the importance of your name and how credit affects it.  Understand the different financial products that credit offers.  How to check your credit score and more! Start your financial wellness journey by applying now!