Unique and bilingual services since 1979

If you would like more information about budgeting, credit, or taxes, you can take advantage of our basic education service. The information session and the workshop on budgeting are offered through host organizations on request. Certain fees may be requested for these services.

Information Sessions


  • Overview of the personal and family’s financial profile (assessment and goals)
  • Reviewing the factors that impede budgeting
  • Overview of the steps to follow to plan and manage a personal and family budget
  • Examining possible solutions when a budget deficit arises in order to prevent indebtedness
  • Information on different forms of credit available, the traps of consumerism, and the consequences of over-use of credit
  • Introduction to income tax returns, what they are, why it is important to file them, and the consequences of not doing so
  • Tricks to save more and a quick review of government savings’ programs

Workshop on Budgeting

  • Exercise to get a complete personal and family financial overview picture (assessment and goals)
  • Discussion of factors that may be impeding budgeting
  • Practical exercises to plan a personal or family budget
  • Overview of different methods to manage a budget that can be adapted to everyone’s needs and reality


The EBO Financial Education Centre has developed multifunctional tools including our budget sheet and pamphlets on the “Whys” and “How” of budgeting in order to reach a larger segment of Ottawa’s population. Visit our financial tools to know more.


Personal finance: I’m in chargeTM
Financial education program

Are you between 16 and 25? Want to take charge of your finances and make sound decisions as

a consumer, student or worker?

Personal finance: I’m in chargetm is just what you’re looking for!

To learn more about things that matter to you, such as

  • consumer choices
  • cell phones
  • education and work
  • budgets
  • financial services

We offer free 2 hour group workshops.

We take a dynamic approach that gets you involved. You’ll interact through a variety of hands-

on activities and exercises.

Want to find out more? Just contact us or click here!

made possible through a partnership with Caisse Populaire Desjardins

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