PSA: QIA’s free financial literacy workshops

PSA: QIA’s free financial literacy workshops

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Financial Literacy Workshop


Re.: QIA’s free financial literacy workshops
Date: January 7-26, 2018
Location: Pond Inlet, Igloolik, Clyde River and Pangnirtung

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) will be hosting free financial literacy workshops in four Baffin communities.  The workshops will take place in Pond Inlet, Igloolik, Clyde River and Pangnirtung throughout January.

Two workshops are available in each community and everyone is welcome to attend.

Workshop 1 will focus on:

  • Accessing financial services in the community
  • Reviewing bank statements
  • Earning income and accessing social benefits
  • Taxation and dealing with Credit Bureaus
  • Managing your finances and understanding what money is
  • Money as mere numbers

 Workshop 2 will focus on:

Decision Making on:

  • How to spend and borrow money wisely
  • How to save and invest money smartly
  • Money as a source of happiness and frustration

Each workshop will be delivered at several times to offer more flexibility for participants.

Workshop schedule (location/time(s) will be announced locally):

  • Pond Inlet  –  January 7-9
  • Igloolik  –  January 10-12
  • Clyde River  –  January 26-28
  • Pangnirtung  –  January 24-26

To take part in the workshops please register with your local QIA community liaison officer.

 List of CLO contacts:

Pond Inlet CLO

Joapie Ootova



Igloolik CLO

Sidonie Ungalaq



Clyde River CLO

Nina Qillaq



Pangnirtung CLO

Sheena Machmer

The workshops are being funded through the Government of Nunavut’s Mine Training Roundtable.

For more information, please contact:

Sima Sahar Zerehi, Director of Communications

Qikiqtani Inuit Association

(867) 975.8413, 1.800.667.2742

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