Strengthening financial wellbeing now and into the future.
My Money Dream is an online financial literacy education program
built from a successful 10-year face-to-face program with First Nations communities.
WHO CAN USE IT?
My Money Dream is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Learners aged 16-60 to increase good money habits and build financial prosperity. The program can also be accessed by support workers and community organisations looking to bolster financial literacy in a culturally safe format.
Learners can access the modules for free as many times as they like over a year, through sponsored licences provided by organisations and donors.
Mentors working in financial counselling, health, education and other trusted community support services can register for licences and additional resources to give to clients and communities.
MY MONEY DREAM PROVIDES AN ONLINE
PORTAL TO 5 CORE LEARNING MODULES.
The modules share money knowledge from First Nation’s perspectives that provide useful strategies for building wealth and wellbeing through money.
PLUS + 10 ELECTIVE MODULES
covering specific financial topics including superannuation, insurance, buying a home, buying a car & strategies to manage financial stress.
Our On Country program is designed for professionals working in community organisations and / or financial wellbeing roles to provide culturally appropriate financial literacy resources for First Nations communities and clients. As with all our financial literacy education, the resources are created by Mob, for Mob. The online hub includes resources for you and your client or community, helpful tips and checklists, printable posters and printable Worksheets.
You can also use the hub as a pathway to refer your clients to us for free access to online My Money Dream
As part of On Country we send a monthly e-newsletter to our professional community, highlighting key themes affecting First Nations client’s financial wellbeing, and resources on the On Country hub to support them.
We host a monthly On Country professional’s webinar to support our professional community and explore key issues for First Nations financial wellbeing. The webinar also offers an opportunity to chat with First Nations Foundation staff and other professionals. See here for 2022 webinar dates and bookings
What is on the portal?
- Resources for you and your client / community
- Helpful Tips and Fact sheets on key money issues, including saving, super, and help with debt.
- Printable posters, including How to Recognise a Scam, and Good Money Habits
- Printable worksheets and budgeting templates
Who is it for?
- Community service providers
- Community support workers
- Financial sector workers
- Financial counsellors
- Financial capability workers
- Anyone working with First Nations clients where you might be asked about money
How to use it?
- Access Culturally relevant resources which are printable, sharable tools for your clients, community or organisation
- Access resources and support specifically for First Nations women
- Includes access to trial My Money Dream, which features our Culture and Money module: an essential guide to understanding financial contexts for First Nations people navigating two economies
- Referral pathway for First Nations clients to free access for My Money Dream– just email us to get a client registration
- Book an online or in-person My Money Dream workshop.
Have any questions? Email us at [email protected]
These tools are for On Country mentors who have completed our My Money Dream facilitator training:
We understand that online learning doesn’t work for everyone. First Nations Foundation is also able to facilitate the My Money Dream program in webinar and face to face formats, or using a blended approach to best meet the needs of your community.
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE
First Nations Foundation would like to acknowledge the work of the talented team at Relative Creative on the design and user experience of this program. We would also like to thank artist Rachael Sarra for her thoughtful approach to the artwork featured throughout the My Money Dream website and financial literacy lessons. We feel very fortunate to have worked with such fantastic First Nations creatives to develop a program that’s culturally safe and engaging for our communities.