Financial education to empower students to make their money work for them and ultimately  be a catalyst toward upward mobility. This program is designed for 1st and 2nd year mentorship students and their families, not only to teach them about saving, budgeting, and investing, but also gives them an opportunity to earn money for creating meaningful change in their school or community.

Subject areas to be covered:

  • The link between financial literacy and financial resilience 
  • Personal finance knowledge and understanding in the following ten functional areas:
  • Earning—determinants of wages and take-home pay.
  • Consuming—budgets and managing spending.
  • Saving—factors that maximize accumulations.
  • Investing—investment types, risk and return.
  • Borrowing and managing debt—relationship between loan features and repayments.
  • Insuring—types of coverage and how insurance works.
  • Comprehending risk and uncertainty—understanding uncertain financial outcomes
  • Paying for college.
  • Behavioral economics taxes 
  • Go-to information sources—recognizing appropriate sources and advice.


Niagara Region is prone to human trafficking because it is a border town- a tourist destination, more than 1 million visitors each summer and vulnerable racialized refugees & asylum seekers(underserved population). With active travel and tourism in the region, there is the need to develop, implement and evaluate a stakeholder initiative whose mission is to provide awareness and support the industry to

prevent human trafficking for sexual exploitation for at-risk populations which does not currently exist in the Niagara Region.

The proposed promising practice the co-creation of The CODE, (the code of conduct for the protection of Women from sexual exploitation in Travel and Tourism) will seek to engage men and boys as allies in the prevention of GBV, to prevent human trafficking and to enhance supports for victims and survivors of human trafficking. It will take into consideration the four P’s: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership and identify key stakeholders for each P:

Afrocentric Approach to Metal Health

This project aims to provide mental health resources and support to staff and clients using an Afrocentric approach as well as professional development opportunities for frontline workers to learn about this approach. The goal is to address specific needs of the Black community not currently met by existing mental health services and to advocates for Afrocentric approaches to mental health by service providers and also the advocating of eradicating the stigma of mental health in the Black community.

Funder Supporting Black Canadian communities Initiative ( Tropicana)

Inhouse: Financial literacy for audit committee: financial monitoring and review, and financial audit practices. 

A capacity building project to train members on financial audit procedures (Internal auditing, governance, compliance and Business issues) whose objectives are improving our organization’s processes and internal controls through performing projects and controls assessments in order to identify any areas of improvement or deficiencies in the controls and reporting process, giving the organization the opportunity to remediate those issues prior to them becoming a material error.