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The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a national biannual conference for all stakeholders interested in fostering financial empowerment for people who live on low incomes.
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Tuesday, May 8 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Population focus - Financial well-being for newcomers and refugees LIMITED

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Refugees and newcomers face unique challenges accessing financial information and services after their arrival in Canada. Learn about the innovative ways organizations are mobilizing financial empowerment approaches to help their clients build a stronger financial foundation for their new life.

Moderators
avatar for Mack Rogers

Mack Rogers

Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada
Mack is the Executive Director of ABC Life Literacy Canada. Mack works with a remarkable team of educators, programmers, and communicators to develop and share literacy programs to communities across Canada. Mack has been developing educational programs for adults and children for... Read More →

Speakers
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Mohammed Alsaleh

RSTP Trainer, Refugee Training Sponsorship Program
Mohammed Alsaleh is an International Keynote, TEDx Speaker, and the BC Refugee Sponsorship Trainer. After losing two cousins to cancer, Mohammed dreamt of becoming an oncologist. But like any other Syrian, life had other plans for him. During his final years of med school, he was... Read More →
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Noemi Garcia

Manager of the Settlement Mobile Services, North York Community House
Noemi Garcia is the Manager of the Settlement Mobile Services at North York Community House (NYCH) in Toronto, Ontario. She came to Canada under the Refugee Program in the mid-80s and has over 25 years of experience working with refugees and new immigrants to Canada. She currently... Read More →
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Amal Shire

Asset and Capacity Building Programs Manager, IRCOM
Amal Shire is a Somali born Canadian from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She came to Canada as a landed immigrant in 1997. Amal considers herself a global nomad at heart, having resided in over six countries including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Pakistan and Switzerland. She obtained her... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Richmond Room