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Partner Program

Partner Program

Our youth financial empowerment program incorporates interactive hands-on learning, social and emotional skills, experienced based learning, character development and life skills principles. We designed specialized programs modelled after our fun and dynamic Crack the Case series for youth, families, educators and community organizations. Infused with our Crack the Case fun, our supports are unbiased, objective and explores finances from a social, emotional and inclusive lens.

Our partner program includes these features:

  • We deliver our “Crack the Case” modules customized for your youth group.
  • We can deliver your program for your youth group at your preferred location.
  • Private membership from your youth group help foster a deeper sense of belonging.
  • Financial well-being resources and participant handouts included
  • Choose to pay-per-module flexibility or semester programming for continuity

“Our students enjoyed the social aspect of getting together and particularly the cooking class, so that’s something we would consider doing again for sure. They also really liked both you and Meghan personally.”

- Learning a Living Client

Our program includes the following modules:

Master Your Money

Detectives will learn about the value of money, goal setting, how to master a positive money mindset and how to be an excellent custodian of their money.

Budgeting Basics

Detectives will learn about budgeting basics, identifying needs vs wants, instant gratification and planning for basic need expenses.

Skills for Life

Detectives have fun while learning essential foundational and transferable skills. Youth will learn how to create a budget, prepare healthy meals, shop on a budget and communicate effectively.

Bank to Basics

Detectives will learn accounting fundamentals needed to manage their personal finances. Banking, reconciling statements, bank cards, digital banking and net worth are discussed.

Fraud Facts

Detectives will learn how to digitally protect themselves online, different types of frauds and scams, internet safety, consumer rights and responsibilities and fraud protection resources.

Savvy Savers

Detectives will increase their understanding of savings, different ways to save, different saving and investment vehicles, the impact of compound interest and comparison shopping.

Learning a Living

Detectives learn the relationship between continuous learning and living their best life. Detectives will learn how to budget, job search, start a business, finance education, moving out, use credit wisely and smart shopping.

Forecasting Financials

A structured bookkeeping approach to generating and managing a financial plan. Designed for youth or students who are members of councils or committees.

The program is offered as a full curriculum or modules can be chosen individually. Registration is ongoing and available online.The program is offered as a full curriculum or modules can be chosen individually. Registration is ongoing and available online.

Partner Program

Whether it’s in house, in your classroom, an offsite location or virtually, we will ensure your programming is executed with excellence and targeted for your audience. Together we will co-create a program or training that is customized and facilitated by the right expert. We enhanced financial capacity within a variety of industries and businesses.

To discuss your customized pricing, program and registration details or to request our information package, please email us at registrar@thedollardetectives.com.

Locations & Age Range

We launched our programs in Calgary for youth between the ages of 13 and 25 years old. Based on interest, we will launch programs in other locations or for different age groups. Please contact the Registrar (registrar@thedollardetectives.com) if you would like to request delivery of our programs in other locations, different age groups or want to make a special request.

Program Options

Choose from our fall, winter, and spring semester allowing enrollment without a long-term commitment. Registration is ongoing throughout the year. Program has minimum and maximum enrolments.

Registration & Fees

To discuss your customized pricing, program and registration details or to request our information package, please email us at registrar@thedollardetectives.com. or by phone at 403 668 7536. We look forward to discussing how we can enhance your group’s financial capacity!

Cancellations

Please be advised that cancellations made up to 30 days before program start via email or phone will be processed without a penalty. Cancellations made 30 days or less before program starts may be subject to a cancellation charge.

The Dollar Detectives’ programs are unique in the following ways:
  • Employment  Successful graduates of our  program have opportunity to be trained to facilitate our curriculum.
  • Incentives  Incentives and draws for prizes within every class based on simply showing up and participating in our fun!
  • Events  Access to FREE tickets to fun  attractions, sports and other events. Generously donated by Kids Up Front.
  • Real World  Practice skills in real world situations within class and community. Fun and active scenario-based learning.
  • Volunteer  Access to integrated and external volunteer experiences to help build leadership and job skills for employment search.
  • Monthly Savings  Youth, young adults and their families have access to reduced rates on private home and renter’s insurance.
  • Digital E-Book  Youth, young adults, their families and our partners get a FREE copy of  digital eBook “Saving Secrets- Every Cent Counts”.
  • Counselling  Youth, young adults and their families get access to reduced rates on financial counselling supports.  

The Dollar Detectives believes all youth should have access to unbiased, trustworthy, professional financial information. The Dollar Detectives makes great effort to offer or suggest financial support options for youth and their families.

Even though our pricing is reasonable, the pandemic has left a burden on all of us. If you are looking for payment plans, installment payments or additional subsidy outside the ones listed below, please contact us directly.

Subsidy is subject to availability based on partner financial contributions. To explore financial support availability please email us at registrar@thedollardetectives.com. Requests will be reviewed by The Dollar Detectives staff and Board of Directors.

The Dollar Detectives’ Good Deed Program

Grants to support youth participate in the Dollar Detectives programs.  Key areas of support include program fees, camp experiences, optional activity fees and special events.

The Dollar Detectives’ A.C.T. (All Caring Together) Program

Grants to support youth and young adults who are facing unique challenges to becoming self-reliant and/or emergency situations. Key areas of support include basic needs, childcare, housing, transportation, employment/career development/vocational programming and education.

Home Education Funding

The province of Alberta provides home education funding to each registered home school student. Our program fees could be eligible for reimbursement under this funding, Please connect with your home education provider for reimbursement process and details.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Eligible employers might qualify for the Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) for professional development investments.

Jordan’s Principle

First Nation’s Parents, Caregivers, Families  and Communities can explore funding  through Jordan’s Principle: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1568396296543/1582657596387

Incentives
  • Get $25 off per youth when you register 2 or more youth, or for referrals (referee and referrer).
  • Families who enroll in both fall and spring semesters will receive $25 discount on spring semester enrollment.

Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts. To access certain discounts, please email registrar@thedollardetectives.com.

We are ready to partner with individuals, employers and community organizations who are ready to join our amazing journey of youth financial empowerment. We believe in innovation and creativity and as a result we do things differently.  Your support allows youth to participate our program and gain access to essential skills! We have a variety of sponsorship options including Event sponsorship, In-kind Sponsorships, Media Sponsorship and Promotional Partners.

Sponsorship benefits to your organization include but not limited to:

  • Support youth’s upward economic and career trajectory
  • Recognition on The Dollar Detectives’ webpage, social media and campaign events
  • Brand exposure as a caring company who is passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Builds a purposeful and inclusive company culture

Please email us at marketing@thedollardetectives.com for further details about this sponsorship package.

 

Our community has access to financial educators to support the development of your own financial programming or to use as a special guest speaker for training/education workshops or as facilitators for in-house professional learning opportunities. Our financial literacy supports are unbiased, objective and explores finances from a social, emotional and inclusive lens.

Popular subjects include:

  • Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Savings
  • Fraud

To discuss your customized pricing, program and registration details or to request our information package, please email us at registrar@thedollardetectives.com. or by phone at 403 668 7536. We look forward to discussing how we can enhance your group’s financial capacity!