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Program

Tax Time Savings

Grow your tax refund. Reach your goals!

Saving money can be hard, especially while living on limited resources. This program supports you in saving your tax refund and working towards your financial goals.

How does it work?

During the program, participants save between $100 and $1000, while earning 50% in matched funds by following these simple steps:

  1. File your taxes and qualify for a tax refund (a minimum refund of $100).
  2. Open a savings account and deposit a minimum of $100 from your refund by September 15th.
  3. Increase your savings balance up to $1000 by April 30th, 2025.
  4. Maintain your savings until April 30th of 2025, then earn a 50% match of up to $500!
  5. During the program, participants will take our series of online On-Demand Money Management workshops, and will attend one no-cost financial coaching session with our Tax Time Savings Facilitator.

Participants between the ages of 18 and 24 may also be eligible for our Matched Savings for Youth program!

What you will get from this course

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    Take-home resources

    You will be provided with planning tools, worksheets, and other resources to support you on your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Tax Time Savings program start and how long is the program?

What can I spend the matched money on?

What do I have to do to participate?

I don't have a job right now. Can I still apply?

Am I guaranteed a spot in the program if I apply?

Is this a scam? Where do the matched savings come from?

I receive government benefits. Can I still apply?

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Book a Meeting Today

If you meet this program's eligibility requirements, book a meeting with our Facilitator!

Is this program right for you?

Do you qualify?

  • You are over 18 years of age.

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

  • You live in Calgary and area (or if you are Indigenous, Inuit or Metis living in surrounding Treaty 7 territory).

  • You have filed your previous year's taxes and received a minimum $100 tax refund.

  • If you have questions about these qualifications, scroll down to contact our Welcome Team.

Funding Partners

These wonderful partners make this program possible.

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Community Partners

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Contact our Welcome Team

Our knowledgeable Welcome Team is happy to support you. Please contact us by clicking our Contact Form below, or by walk-in or phone. Form inquiries will receive a response within 3 business days.

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Tax Time Savings

Grow your tax refund. Reach your goals!

Dates vary

Self paced

All, Indigenous, Mental health, Women, Lower income, Program graduates

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