Financial Literacy

Kindred is committed to educating our members about financial matters. This includes personalized meetings with members, offering educational seminars, and providing financial literacy resources.

Kindred Piggy Barns

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The Piggy Barn program at Kindred is the first component in our financial literacy program. Piggy Barns are a fun, simple tool that makes it easy to help educate our young members about the key faith-based themes of money management: sharing, saving, and spending.

Abundance Canada has been using these themes for several years and we felt it was important to have a consistent message in helping our faith communities become responsible stewards of what God has entrusted to them.

Piggy Barns, a play on ‘piggy banks’, help families put the three themes into practice using classic farm imagery. The barns are accompanied by a ‘TRACKtor’ for children to record the money they store up to ‘fill the barns.’ They can then record how they ‘empty the barns’ through donations to churches or causes (Share), deposits they make at the credit union (Save), and items they purchase (Spend).

Download the Piggy Barn Parent Sheet.

Download the TRACKtor.

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Each One, Teach One

Each One, Teach One (EOTO) is an innovative financial literacy program that trains employees of financial institutions to deliver basic financial skills workshops in community settings. Delivered in plain language in schools, church basements, neighbourhood houses and community centres, the approach of Each One, Teach One is to meet individuals where they are, when they seek training.

The workshops may have as few as half a dozen participants, or as many as one hundred, and are generally 60 to 90 minutes in length. Topics include basic banking, budgeting, and understanding the credit bureau. Kindred Credit Union has 23 trained volunteers who are committed to delivering at least 4 workshops a year to community groups, schools, etc. To-date, Kindred employees have facilitated 36 workshops in 2017.

If you're interested in learning more about upcoming Each One, Teach One seminars please email

Inspiring just communities focuses on advancing equality and sufficiency for individuals and groups living in society, ensuring dignity and respect for all. It means seeking social justice and it includes supporting food banks, shelters, low-income housing, and special needs programs in our communities. Financial Literacy is one of ways we seek to reflect this element of Kindred’s purpose.


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