Asset Building Programs
One of the reasons people on low incomes face difficulties trying to get ahead financially is that they lack assets which can be leveraged to increase one’s income. Asset Building Programs were developed to address this problem.
SEED Winnipeg’s Asset Building Programs assist low-income participants to save for productive assets or household necessities. To help participants meet their savings goals, our programs include money management training classes, matched savings credits that are added to the funds that participants save on their own, opportunities for peer support from fellow participants, and one-to-one support from SEED staff.
If you are living on a low income, the Access to Benefits (A to B) program can help you get information about a variety of benefits available to you.
Did your child attend the CSI Summer Learning Enrichment program? If so, they may have earned a $400 bursary for their education after high school! SEED works with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg to manage the bursaries earned by CSI students.
This program is full for the summer classes. We will resume accepting applications in June 2018.
Participants receive $3 for every $1 they save. $250 saved within a period of 6 months qualifies for $750 of matching funds for a total of $1000 that is used to purchase an asset goal.
Participants receive $2 for every $1 they save. $1000 saved within a period of 6 to 12 months qualifies for $2000 of matching funds for a total of $3000 that is used to purchase an asset goal.
Making home ownership a reality for families living on a low income.
For agencies working with low income individuals facing multiple barriers.
Grounding Indigenous Youth in the Lessons of their Elders
Money Stories is a customized money management training program for Indigenous youth. Indigenous Elders speak about their experiences with money, combined with facilitator-led activities about money relevant to youth. “We (Elders) need to help the next generation out of poverty. Young people have gifts and talents that should be used. I believe that preparing them for the future, one day they’ll go out into society with the experience and confidence to know they can make it.” Elder Lucy Guiboche.