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When I took part in Ohpikiwin: journey to financial empowerment, it was great knowledge because I don’t think that we are truly taught about credit … paying bills, and making sure that those bills are also paid on time because those all affect your credit scores. 
 
– Skyler Sanderson, Founder & CEO of Young Visionary; Ohpikiwin graduate  

 

 

Embark on your journey to financial empowerment with support from our team with lived experience

 

Financial knowledge can empower you to achieve success. 

 

Ohpikiwin: Journey to financial empowerment 

The Ohpikiwin Series is a distinctive program focusing on financial empowerment for young Indigenous individuals on the path to building their dream business while nurturing their financial knowledge. This series is completely FREE, designed and delivered by an all-Indigenous team, drawing guidance and insights from collaboration with Indigenous community members.  

Upon completion, participants will gain knowledge and tools to effectively manage credit, strengthen their financial position and see entrepreneurship as a path to financial empowerment. 

The program is offered by Futurpreneur, Canada’s only national non-profit organization that supports young entrepreneurs, aged 18-39, with financing, mentorship and resources to enable them to reach their business goals. 

 

The value of Ohpikiwin 

  • Gain credit and financial knowledge through an Indigenous lens 
  • Strengthen your financial resilience 
  • Learn actionable steps to enhance your credit profile 
  • Access support and resources 
  • Discover additional resources to help you start your small business journey 
  • Explore ways to contribute to the rebuilding of Indigenous economies through your own entrepreneurial journey 

 

How to Register for Ohpikiwin   

Join us for the upcoming Ohpikiwin workshop series.  

Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions to graduate with a comprehensive set of tools, skills and knowledge for financial empowerment.  

 

Workshop title Day/Date Location Time Registration Link
Indigenous values & credit Monday, March 18 Online 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Register
Using Credit Wisely Tuesday, March 19 Online 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Register
Goal-Setting and Budgeting Monday, March 25 Online 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Register
Building a Business Tuesday, March 26 Online 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Register

 

About Ohpikiwin workshops 

Ohpikiwin means “Growth” in Cree. The Ohpikiwin Workshop Series is designed to provide tools, knowledge and resources while fostering financial resilience through Indigenous perspectives. 

 
The program is rooted in Indigenous values, facilitated by Indigenous instructors, and reimagines credit and financial knowledge systems through Indigenous worldviews, including the medicine wheel and the seven sacred teachings. Learn more about the teachings.
 

Register today for Ohpikiwin: Journey to financial empowerment. Designed and delivered by Futurpreneur’s Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program (IESP) – a team with lived experiences, empowering communities across Turtle Island!

 

Have Questions? 

Contact us at iesp@futurpreneur.ca to learn more about the Ohpikiwin: A journey to financial empowerment workshop series or Futurpreneur’s Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program!