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November 2, 2018

Program Announcement - Financial Empowerment Program at SORCe

With the support of United Way of Calgary and Area, the City of Calgary, Momentum, Aspire Calgary, and SORCe, Distress Centre Calgary is pleased to announce the launch of the Financial Empowerment Program at SORCe.  The official program launch is Monday, November 5, 2018.

The FE program employs one Income and Financial Support Advocate to fulfill the program objective to support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, through individualized plans to address financial instability.  The program includes the following supports:

1.       Individualized financial education and coaching.

2.       Assistance to complete taxes in order to access tax related benefits including but not limited to:

a.       Child tax benefit

b.       Federal and provincial pension

c.       GST and other tax credits

d.       Asset building tools such as RESP, RDSP

3.       Support in accessing financial assistance.

4.       Guidance and support in accessing reputable and safe banking products.

5.       Finance related workshops.

Initial program intake is available on a first come, first served, walk in basis only during SORCe operating hours.  SORCe is open Monday to Friday from 9-4:30.  Note that hours and availability are subject to change without notice.

Residents living in affordable housing will be given priority during the following block time: Tuesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm

For information about the Financial Empowerment Program at SORCe, please contact Rose: roses@distresscentre.com .

For information about SORCe, please send an email to admin@scorce.ca .

SORCe is a multi-agency collaboration and as such, client profiles are visible to all agencies working at SORCe.  Clients accessing the FE program will be asked to acknowledge that they understand the SORCe data sharing policy. 

June 2, 2017

SORCe receives Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Community Justice Award

On June 2, 2017, SORCe was honoured with a Community Justice Award from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. The award recognizes excellence and innovation in community partnerships, in the areas of victims’ services, youth justice, restorative justice and other crime-prevention efforts.