ACCES will support jobseekers, alumni, and the greater ACCES community with learning opportunities and resources to enhance their financial well-being and for their own economic empowerment.
Guidance, Information, and Education
We believe everyone, especially newcomers, racialized and marginalized people, should have access to financial guidance, programs, and services to help them participate in our economy for their own well-being and success. Through our work, ACCES seeks to remove barriers to employment, help people develop and progress in their careers, and participate fully in the Canadian economy. With our 2023 World of Difference Campaign, we want to provide more tools and opportunities to educate our community and enhance their financial well-being.
Much-needed Economic Empowerment
In 2022, the Consumer Price Index rose 6.8%. This is the highest increase in more than 40 years. Prices for day-to-day goods and services such as transportation, food, and shelter have risen the most. By the end of 2022, more than one-third of the Canadian population experienced financial difficulty! (StatsCan 2023-03-07)
Financial Difficulties are Not Felt Equally
According to Statistics Canada, a higher proportion of the racialized population (39%), Indigenous people (44%), persons with a disability, difficulty, or long-term condition (43%), and the LGBTQ2+ population (42%) were also among those with the most difficulty meeting their necessary expenses. (StatsCan 2023-03-07)
Now is the time! Through our work at ACCES, through our World of Difference Campaign, and through all of your generous donations and support, we can make a difference in the lives of the people who need it most!
How ACCES will use the funds we raise:
First-ever ACCES Learning Symposium
Our Economic Empowerment Learning Symposium will be an extensive day of learning open to everyone.
Financial Wellness Bootcamps
Financial Wellness Bootcamps will be intense and comprehensive financial awareness sessions for all who need them in our ACCES community.
We will host an ongoing series of workshops targeting the economic empowerment of specific groups in our community such as Newcomers, Women, Youth, BIPOC jobseekers, alumni, and more.