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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Carmen Daniels

Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network Ltd
Research & Communications
Cairns, Australia
Carmen is a Cree Métis from Edmonton, Alberta, and has been living in Cairns, Australia for the past 16 years. She is the co-founder and researcher at the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN), which provides specialized financial counseling and financial capability (literacy) education for Indigenous peoples in North Queensland and the Torres Strait. ICAN aims to raise the number of qualified Indigenous Financial Counsellors practicing in Australia, through their national Diploma of Financial Counselling Program (the ‘Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program’), successfully graduating 34 Indigenous peoples to date and currently delivering the program in three locations across Australia. Carmen is a PhD student with the Centre of Indigenous Health Equity Research at CQUniversity and is also currently working on the evaluation of the Yarnin’ Money (Indigenous) Financial Capability Program, developed and delivered by her colleague Eddie Buli (also speaking at the ABLE Conference), to remote Indigenous communities.