In this section of the website you will find useful information to better prepare you for your finances from filing a tax return, to understanding the OCBE Funds to understanding debt.
• Filing a tax return
As a Canadian citizen, filing your tax return is something we all have to do. The Canada Revenue Agency has put together a free online tutorial to help you learn the following basics: Timelines, process, documents needed, and how-tos.
• Ontario Works
Ontario Works offers assistance to those who require financial assistance in 2 types of ways: Financial assistance and Employment assistance. Most cases, the client must participate in employment assistance programming to receive the financial assistance. Emergency assistance is also available to people who are in crisis or in an emergency situation.
• Budgeting for Student Life
Enrolling to a post-secondary school is an investment in your future which requires a few sacrifices for long term gain. Having to figure out how to pay for school and to live independently can be challenging. Visit this website offers a helpful Money Worksheet and a Cash Flow Worksheet to help you plan out a budget.
• Managing your finances
The Government of Canada offers helpful tips and links to help you manage your money. It’s important that you understand the basics of managing your finances.
• Scotiabank banking terms
What does a Not sufficient fund (NSF) mean? Scotiabank offers a glossary of financial vocabulary so that you can better understand your finances.
• How do credit cards calculate debt
It’s important that you are aware of how credit cards calculate debt so that you don’t find yourself in financial trouble. Credit Canada offers information from credit counselling, debt Management to Money Management.