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Financial Resources

 

 

Rewarding Work is a financial strategy promoted by Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs.  The initiative focuses on helping people prepare for and make a smooth transition from income assistance to work.  Programs offered can help with rent, the transition to work, saving programs, and services for disabled people. Contact a service location near you.

 

ServiceLink:    Use this online calculator to find out if you are eligible for additional financial support.

 

Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics (2014)

Norquay Building, 401 York Avenue

February 25, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Every Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm

This clinic is located in the basement auditorium. Clients are encouraged to come early to ensure they will be seen by a volunteer as this clinic typically sees a large volume of clients

Bilingual Service Centre, 100-614 Rue Des Meurons

March 11, 2014 to April 15, 2014
Every Tuesday and Thursday
10:00am to 2:30pm

Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income

Service Canada Centre, 1001 St. Mary’s Road

February 27, 2014 to April 24, 2014
Every Thursday
9:00am to 2:30pm

Does not serve clients that exceed the suggested income

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults offers help with income tax preparation via the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, for qualifying older adults 55+. 

5 days only: call 204-956-6440 to book an appointment for the following dates:

March 8 at A&O, 280 Smith Street
March 15 at A&O, 280 Smith Street
March 19 at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre, 460 Monroe Avenue
March 22 at A&O and at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road
March 27 at St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, 3-203 Duffield Street

Winnipeg Harvest provides services only to existing clients on an acute basis outside of the normal tax year.

 

Individual Development Accounts (IDA). This savings program gives low-income people, including those who receive EIA, new opportunities to save money for the future. SEED Winnipeg Inc. is delivering a financial literacy program to low-income people in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson. People in Winnipeg and three rural/northern regions also are able to contribute to Individual Development Accounts and receive matched savings without affecting their monthly EIA benefits.

SEED also offers a Savings Circle Program and a education savings program (Building Block).  For more information, please visit their website.

 

AFM Gambling Helpline.  This phone line is available 24 hours, 7 days per week with interpretation services available in 150 languages and dialects. It offers information and referral services and is free and confidential. 
1-800-463-1554 (toll free in Manitoba)

 

Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) is a publicly funded, community governed agency, offering debt management services.  CFCS clientele include more vulnerable and high risk populations such as youth, seniors, low income, persons living with a disability and persons with problem gambling behaviour.  Programming includes the creation of a plan to meet individual financial responsibilities with ongoing supports to help individuals gain the decision-making skills and self-management abilities that will continue to support them long after the formal program has ended.  Located at 516-294 Portage Avenue.  Phone (204) 989-1900.  Email.

 

The Credit Counselling Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money problems.  They provide individuals with confidential and free credit counselling services, credit education and debt management programs.  Located at 611-428 Portage Ave.
Phone 1-888-527-8999.   Email.

 

Neighbours Helping Neighbours.  The Salvation Army, with support from Manitoba Hydro, has expanded its Neighbours Helping Neighbours program to reach out to all residents of Manitoba.  This energy assistance program provides low income individuals, families and seniors who are unable to pay their energy bill due to personal hardship or crisis with:

  • referrals to community support services, counseling and job training;
  • one-time emergency funding to assist with energy bills.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours relies on private and corporate donations to fund its services. Manitoba Hydro matches all program donations dollar for dollar.  Phone: (204) 949-2106.

 

Opportunities for Employment offers a range of services for job seekers and employers.  There are two offices that offer employment consultation services (i.e. resume development, interview prep.), resources (i.e. computers, messaging service), workshops, and employment development certificates.  Main office: 2nd Floor, 325 Donald Street.  Phone 925-3490. Email.  Community office: 561 Ellice Ave.  Phone 925-3595.

 

PATH Resource Centre is a storefront operation in the North End of Winnipeg open to providing a range of resources and services for individuals engaged in a variety of employment-related activities.  Some participants come to the centre looking for assistance with housing, health and other social issues, while other participants are seeking career counselling, help with a resume, or the development of a job search plan.  Whatever the need of the participant, staff at the centre try to provide the service directly or will refer to other dedicated services.  Located at 627 Selkirk Avenue.   Phone: 927-2300.  Email.

 

Partners for Careers is a storefront, accessible resource centre, offering information on all the programs and services, agencies and initiatives, government programs, etc. available.  As a referral service, we help Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people sort through the wealth of programs related to employment, training, education and community supports (housing, recreation) and we direct them to those services.  Partners@510's core business is job placement: assisting Aboriginal job seekers to find employment, training or continuing education opportunities in Manitoba.  Located at 510 Selkirk Avenue - the Murdo Scribe Centre.  Phone 945-0447.  Email.

 

Consumer Association of Canada, Manitoba Branch, has a Resource Guide as part of its Consumer Education Resource Program.  This Guide contains information on consumer rights and legislation, welfare, banking, credit, bankruptcy, consumer proposals, pawn shops, payday loans, rent-to-own and tips for consumers living on a limited budget.  You can view the Guide here; it is a long page so scroll down.  Located at 21-222 Osborne Street South.  Phone: (204) 452-2572.  Email.