Black Financial Literacy Program

Financial literacy is a fundamental building block of success. The Black Financial Literacy Program empowers the Black community from childhood through adulthood.

Education

Learn vital financial concepts and skills to effectively manage your savings, spendings, investments and business.

Mentorship

Receive support from money mentors. Learn best practices and receive support from experienced entrepreneurs.

Resources

Get access to our End to End Entrepreneurship training- including business ideation, incubation, funding and inclusion in the BEBC Marketplace.

Program Overview

Financial literacy is a game changer. The Black Financial Literacy Program provides age-appropriate financial curriculum and training for four key groups: children, youth & young adults, entrepreneurs, and new immigrants to Canada.

Financial Literacy - Children, Youth and Young Adults

Learning financial literacy at any young age is crucial, providing fundamental knowledge and skills that will help them make informed financial decisions throughout the rest of their lives.

Financial Literacy - New Immigrant Training

Newcomers can face greater barriers to financial success as they move to Canada, and face new and often overwhelming financial systems.

That’s why we offer financial literacy programs in multiple languages to accommodate and support Black newcomers to Canada.

Business Financial Literacy - Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

The road to successful entrepreneurship can be long and difficult to navigate. 

That’s why we offer financial literacy programs tailored to help current and aspiring business owners set a clear direction. From starting, to running and scaling your business.

Financial Literacy -
Children, Youth and Young Adults

Learning financial literacy at any young age is crucial, providing fundamental knowledge and skills that will help them make informed financial decisions throughout the rest of their lives.

Children aged 4-12

Kids who join the program will learn important monetary concepts from a young age, on topics like:
  • Money management—skills and concepts to successfully manage their money
  • How to save money 
  • Entrepreneurship basics 
  • And more
 
The program is a partnership with local school boards and cultural centres across Canada, with a focus on BlPOC kids

Youth and Young Adults | 12 - 39 years-old

Youth and young adults are trained on an increasingly complex set of skills and education, ranging from basic principles to end-to-end entrepreneurship advice.

They learn:

  • How to budget, read a pay stub and understand the relationship between education and earning potential
  • The importance of making good financial decisions
  • The basics of credit, debt, banking, earnings & taxes, retirement, and investing
  • The options for paying for post-secondary education
  • Financial literacy and management:
    1. credit scores,
    2. how banks actually work
    3. savings & ways to save
    4. investments & retirement
    5. starting or running a business and more
  • How to break the cycle of poverty, unhealthy relationships with money and building wealth (the trauma of money)
  • How to manage taxes
  • How to help your kids develop a healthy relationship with money
  • How to talk to your kids about money


They receive:

  • Support through money mentors
  • Access to the End to End Entrepreneurship Program which includes: training, ideation, incubation, realization, funding and inclusion in the BEBC MarketPlace

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for the Black Financial Literacy Program if you are:
  • 4 to 39 years old
  • Self identify as Black

Register Now

Register today to be placed on our waitlist for the Financial Literacy – Children, Youth and Young Adults.

Financial Literacy - New Immigrant Training

Newcomers can face greater barriers to financial success as they move to Canada, and face new and often overwhelming financial systems. 

That’s why we offer financial literacy programs in multiple languages to accommodate and support Black newcomers to Canada.

What are the benefits?

New immigrants will receive education and support with a variety of financial concepts and knowledge.  They will learn: 
  • How to budget and read a pay stub
  • The ins and outs of the Canadian job system 
  • The importance of making good financial decisions
  • The basics of credit and debt 
    • Credit: cards, scores, and more that affect your earning or lending ability
  • What options are available for paying for costs for daily living, education and more.
  • Canadian entrepreneurship basics
  • Financial literacy and management
  • How banks actually work
  • Different ways to save
  • Investments & retirement
  • How to start or run a business 
  • And more!
Our program is in partnership with cultural & immigration support centres.

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible for the Financial Literacy – New Immigrant Training Program if you are:
  • About to arrive to Canada and a new immigrant
  • Immigrated to Canada in the last 5 years 
  • You identify as Black/POC

Register Now

Register today to be placed on our waitlist for Financial Literacy – New Immigrant Training.

Business Financial Literacy - Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Youth between the ages of 4 and 39-years-old progress through increasingly complex training–from  money management and banking to credit scores, taxes, business ideation, business management, investment, retirement and more.

The road to successful entrepreneurship can be long and difficult to navigate. 

That’s why we offer financial literacy programs tailored to help current and aspiring business owners set a clear direction. From starting, to running and scaling your business.

What are the benefits?

Black entrepreneurs will receive education and support with a variety of financial concepts and knowledge. They will receive: 
  • Capacity building best practices – for example how to be strategic with loans or investments to successfully repay while expanding your business
  • Training & education – for day to day running of your business
  • Coaching & mentorship – learning how to lead well and network for success
  • Access to opportunities like certification, diversity supplier networks, co-marketing, networking and more.
  • Professional services support

Who is Eligible?

Any entrepreneurs and business owners, at every stage of business, are eligible for this program, whether you are a start-up or mature business.

Register Now

Register today to be placed on our waitlist for Financial Literacy – Entrepreneurs and Business Owners.