Collective Kitchens in Edmonton

Cook inexpensive great tasting meals and meet friends at a Collective Kitchen! Collective Kitchens are groups of people who get together and cook meals together once or twice a month to have fun and save time and money while improving cooking skills. Everyone is welcome. There are kitchens that focus on cooking for families, single … Continue reading

Fine Options Program: work off your fines instead of paying them or going to jail.

The Fine Option Program allows you to work off your fines by performing community work service when you cannot pay your fines and would normally have to serve time in jail for default. Not all fines are eligible to be worked off in the program. Contact your local probation office for more details. How much money do I make towards … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Coverage for Low Income Albertans – A Simple Poster (2012)

Paying for Prescription Drugs When You Have No Money in Alberta

When you need to fill a prescription for a mental or physical health concern, and you do not have money to pay for it, there are a few options: If it is an EMERGENCY you may qualify for funding under Alberta Emergency Precription Drugs or services through Alberta Emergency Benefits. If it is not an emergency, … Continue reading

Money for Rent

Alberta Municipal Affairs offers a Direct to Tenant Rent Supplement Program What is it?                                                                                                                                          A subsidy [MONEY for RENT] which is paid directly to an eligible tenant to assist with their rental costs; Delivered by local housing operators (management bodies) located in various areas throughout the province; Subsidy is based on the difference between … Continue reading

2014 FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL – FREE TICKETS!

  July 9-27 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on the University of Alberta Campus in the Students Union Building. The Taming of the Shrew: Evening shows (Tues-Sat) start at 8:00 pm, and matinees (Sat/Sun) start at 2:00 pm.  Pay What You Will performances will be every Tuesday night, Saturday matinee and our two previews (July 9/10).Please come to the … Continue reading

Health Benefits for People with Low Income in Alberta

Alberta Adult Health Benefit The Alberta Adult Health Benefit program supports Albertans in low income to ensure they have access to: prescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies Signing up is easy. Fill out one form and mail it in. See below for more information or contact us. Print the AAHB application … Continue reading

Free Eye Exam and Prescription Glasses

Lenscrafters OneSight Through OneSight (formerly Gift of Sight), people in need who cannot afford an eye exam or prescription lenses can access a FREE eye exam and FREE prescription glasses at select Lenscrafters locations: A signed letter from a referring organization is required (e.g. from a charity where you are a client).  Recipients may obtain a new eye … Continue reading

Empower U – Matched Savings Program for Women!

EMPOWER U EMPOWER U combines financial literacy programs with a 1:2 matched savings component. You learn about money and save money. Every dollar saved by group participants generates two dollars in matched contributions. Savings are used for designated asset purchases related to improving the quality of life, education or job training to facilitate long term … Continue reading

BGS Enterprises – Financial Literacy Courses

BGS Enterprises offers two financial literacy (budgeting, money management) classes that are FREE to the public: Financial Literacy: Level I “The Basics” (1 days) – see workshop schedule Financial Literacy: Level II “Credit” (1 day) see workshop schedule Register ONLINE or call 780-425-6655