Financial matching for social housing residents & those on waiting lists

Do you work with women in Ottawa, North Bay or Windsor/Essex County who live in social housing or are on the waiting list to do so? If yes, SEDI (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations) has a new matched savings project that provides support to open a bank account, save money and learn money management skills.

Participants can receive $3 for every $1 they save. Up to $800 will be matched 3 to 1 -- a person can earn up to $2400. They can then cash out their savings to pay for a new place to live, school tuition or starting a new business.

To find out more, contact these agencies in your community and ask them about the START program:

SEDI is a national non-profit whose mission is to transform the financial well-being of Canada’s economically vulnerable people -- by conducting innovative research, program and policy development.  The work of SEDI focuses on financial literacy, saving and asset-building as well as entrepreneurship.