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SECURE THE BAG - Managing Debt, Making Credit Work for You

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Are you a youth (15-29) & want to learn more about money management? Attend our virtual financial literacy workshop series, Secure the Bag!

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Secure the Bag: Virtual Workshop Series

This interactive and discussion-based online workshop series offers youth (15-30) the opportunity to better understand money management and to develop their skills for a sound financial future. In partnership with Charted Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), we are offering 3 new workshops in the coming weeks.

Participants will receive volunteer hours and a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Sign-up for one, or all of them!

Workshop 1: Know Your Money

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 (4pm-5pm)

Do you want to become a good money manager?

In this workshop, you will learn how to read and understand a pay stub and its relationship to a T4 slip, develop a basic understanding of credit lenders, credit scores, and credit reports, and gain a better understanding of income taxes.

Workshop 2: Slay Your Taxes

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 (4pm-5pm)

Don't know how to file taxes? Want to know how to get a bigger tax refund?

In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of filing taxes, why and how to file your taxes, and what is non-taxable income. For those considering post-secondary education, you will learn about deductions, credits, and special rules for students.

Workshop 3: Managing Debt, Making Credit Work for You

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 (4pm-5pm)

Is your debt piling up? Want to learn practical ways to take control of finances?

In this workshop, you will learn about credit—what it is, how to use it wisely, and how to get it under control when your debt is too big to handle. You will understand the difference between good debt and bad debt, and the value of having a good credit rating.

About the Partners

This workshop series was developed by SLYE, Toronto Public Library, & YouthReach in partnership with CPA Canada.

SLYE is a youth-led, grassroots project with the mission of increased community engagement and equitable access to services for all Toronto youth!

YouthReach is a Toronto-based program serving youth with complex barriers to employment who are in need of one-on-one employment counselling or referrals to appropriate community resources.

Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.

CPA Canada is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world and is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors.

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