Money Stories

Grounding Indigenous Youth in the Lessons of their Elders

How does it work?

Money Stories is a customized money management training program for Indigenous youth. The program combines Indigenous Elders speaking about their experiences with money with facilitator-led activities about money that are 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.

Topics covered include an Introduction to Money Stories, Mapping your Assets, Goal Setting/Problem Solving, Banking, Gathering Information, Budgeting, Money, My Community and Me, What’s my TV got to do with it?, Introduction to Credit, and Graduation.

A certificate is provided upon completion of the program.

Summer Employment & Saving Circle

Successful graduates of the Money Stories program are welcome to apply for a Junior Facilitator summer position with SEED Winnipeg.

Junior Facilitators are trained to facilitate the Money Stories curriculum, then are sent into the community to share the Money Stories teachings with other youth!

Money Stories graduates are also eligible to apply to the Savings Circle program.

Am I eligible?

To participate, you must be:

  • 16-25 years old
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit)

Organizations: If you are an organization that would like to offer Money Stories to your participants, please contact us for further details.

How do I apply?

For more information or to apply, please contact Pam Krasniuk, Indigenous Programs Developer, at (204) 927-9938, or

2018 After School Program

Starting February 7, 2018, this 8 week training course takes place every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Snacks, bus tokens, and childminding will be provided. A certificate will be awarded upon completion. Application deadline is 4:30 pm, January 31, 2018. Applicants must be between 16 and 25 years of age and Indigenous (First Nations, non-status, Metis, Inuit).

Download the application here, or pick one up at 80 Salter Street during regular business hours.