Dollars & Sense

The Dollars & Sense Project is a collaborative initiative led by YWCA Canada in partnership with five regional YWCAs across the country. This project aims to enhance financial literacy for low-income women and gender-diverse individuals, those leaving violent situations, racialized communities, and newcomers. 

By weaving financial literacy and empowerment activities into multiple existing programs, we aim to address the unique needs of participants and uplift them economically. This project is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about fostering a sense of financial confidence and resilience within our community. 

 5 YWCAs are offering this program in their communities: 

YWCAs are supporting community members by: 

  • Facilitating Financial literacy workshops and training sessions
  • Offering Counselling, referrals and other supports
  • Hosting Free and Accessible Tax-Filing Clinics to ensure that women and gender-diverse individuals in our community can navigate the tax system with ease, maximizing their returns.
  • Offering training sessions on impactful financial literacy programs.

Dollars & Sense is a two-year project funded in part by the Government of Canada. 

For more information about this or other YWCA projects, contact 

The Next Accelerator

Are you looking to start saving for your child’s post-secondary education?

The Next Accelerator Project helps families across Canada gain access to the Canada Learning Bond in order start saving towards their child’s future.


What is the Canada Learning Bond?

The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is a $500 – $2,000 per person benefit that the Government of Canada adds to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help pay for full-time or part-time post-secondary education.

10 YWCAs are offering CLB supports in their communities:

To receive the Canada Learning Bond, your child needs a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). You can get one started at no cost, with no fees, right here. To find out if your child is eligible, click below. 

Apply Here