This year’s conference will feature a range of innovative financial empowerment initiatives, a closer look at the role of financial institutions and emerging research and policy.
"Lack of income means you don't get by; lack of assets means you don't get ahead."
- Ray Boshara, The New America Foundation, New York Times, Sept 29, 2002
ABLE is a forum where:
- Non-profit organizations, researchers, the private sector and government can gather, learn together and share best practices on asset building, financial literacy and financial empowerment
- New research and policy developments can be showcased and explored
- A national community of practice can be strengthened, expanded and formalized
Innovation, Tools & Partnerships
We will explore highly successful strategies, lessons and best practices for asset building and financial literacy in Canada. Come expecting to teach, to learn, to connect and to partner.
A key topic is the role of financial institutions in financial empowerment efforts. We will host conversations on the benefits and challenges faced by financial institutions and community builders as we collaborate.
Research & Policy
Researchers will share their findings on asset building, financial literacy and municipal financial empowerment. The dialogue will seek to develop a common national research and policy agenda.
A Community of Practice
The Asset Building Learning Exchange will deepen our community of practice, provide important pathways to share program innovations, identify promising practices, and catalyze the action needed to expand the impact of asset building as a poverty reduction strategy on a national scale.
ABLE 2013 is a collaboration between the National ABLE Network, the Alberta Asset Building Collaborative and the Financial Futures Collaborative in Calgary.