Educational Services Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How can I access OCLF Educational Services?

A: Educational Services are offered to eligible participants through Community Partner organizations. Visit our Partners Menu tab to see our Community Partners, including Employment and Settlement Service Centre, Community Health and Resources, or Entrepreneurial Development Centre or ask them directly.

Q: Who is best served by OCLF Educational Services?

A: OCLF practices financial inclusion and Educational Services are tailored to different groups. OCLF Educational Services help anyone facing barriers to employment or who feel underserved by the mainstream financial services. We have proven success with Newcomers and second language speakers, having developed material using plain language and explaining concepts in concrete terms within a cultural context.

Q: Are Educational Services free?

A: Yes.

Q: What type of Educational Services exist at OCLF?

A: Workshops on Credit and Loans, Budgeting and Savings, and Introduction to Starting a Business, as well as an extended entrepreneurship program (30+hrs). All services are offered through Community Partners. Visit the Educational Services Menu tab for more detail.

Q: What has been the documented impact of OCLF Educational Services?

A: Participants of workshops and training share with us their increased confidence in dealing with credit as a result of having more fact-based knowledge of the credit or business development systems and their options within those systems.

Q: If I am a service provider, how can my organization become a Community Partner and be able to host OCLF Educational Services?

A: By contacting OCLF at