Women’s Economic Prosperity

YW Calgary is excited to introduce new programs as part of our Women’s Economic Prosperity (WEP) initiative. When women are financially empowered, they are better equipped to exercise control over their lives, improve financial security for themselves and their families, and participate more equitably in the workforce. Our WEP programs provide women with the tools, knowledge and support to overcome economic disadvantages.


Level up your financial skills to manage your money with confidence! This hands-on, self-empowerment program will help you develop the tools, knowledge and habits to successfully manage your finances. YW Calgary’s sixteen-week Financial Confidence program is free to join and currently delivered virtually.

Program eligibility:

  • Designed for women 18 – 35
  • Must have a stable income
  • Must have an understanding of finance basics (understanding of credit)

Feeling stressed out by money is normal when you’re dealing with mental health or addiction challenges. Money Matters, delivered in partnership with Momentum, is a financial empowerment program for those living with cognitive, mental health or addiction challenges. This program will support participants in becoming more financially independent, increase financial stability, and improve mental wellness.

Money Matters is presented as a series of seven workshops (Budgeting 1 and 2, Assets, Banking, Credit, Debt Management, Consumerism).

This program offers:

  • Financial education through workshops to improve financial literacy
  • Financial administration though daily one-on-one support to help participants manage their money

Program eligibility:

  • 18+
  • Experiencing addiction or mental health challenges
  • Must have a stable income