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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Wednesday, May 9 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Population focus - Financial well-being for youth-in-care transitioning to independence FILLING

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Youth-in-care face complex barriers arising from their lived experiences and generally become independent at a much younger age than other young Canadians. Hear a former youth-in-care’s powerful story and learn how organizations are empowering youth to build their money skills as they transition into adulthood.

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William Litchfield

Associate Vice-President, University Relations, Vancouver Island University
William is a connector, connecting community, industry, and government in support of Vancouver Island University as the Associate Vice-President, University Relations and Chief Advancement Officer. In addition, he serves as the Executive Director of the Vancouver Island University... Read More →

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Sheri Fata

Manager of Education and Support Services, Thunder Bay Counselling Centre
Sheri Fata has been the Manager of Education and Support Services with Thunder Bay Counselling since 2011. Prior to her work with Thunder Bay Counselling, Sheri worked in the financial sector for over twenty years, where she held an array of roles that supported the development of... Read More →
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Maya Ramchandani

Candidate, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia
Maya Ramchandani is a former youth in care, she was raised in inner-city foster homes in Toronto facilitated through the Children's Aid Society of Toronto agency. Maya is a candidate for the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program at the University of British Columbia... Read More →

Tia Schaefer

Peer Support Navigator, Tuition Waiver Program, Vancouver Island University

Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT