From their work in the community, they observed a gap in financial services and literacy in low-income or modest income earners. There is a wide variety of people, new comers, unemployed individuals and seniors, who do not have access or find it difficult to gain access to filing their taxes by a qualified accountant or professional who is from their community.
These people are identifiable in predominantly immigrant communities: Somalian, Ethiopian, Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Kenyan communities to mention a few. With the collaboration with African Center, we can access these communities and offer a free tax clinic, a much-needed service to them.
The project is sponsored by the Edmonton Community Foundation – ECF.
Most people know that the Edmonton Community Foundation are the heartbeat of the city. They are passionate about helping people and organisations reach their goals whatever it is.
The project is being facilitated by Africa Centre and they need no introduction. LCCMedia Foundation has worked in Edmonton’s communities since 2019 creating workshops for youths, designing programs for women and now providing free tax service for low income members of the community.
Low income means you earn $40k or less per annum as an individual.
For more information, please email: Tayo. Elnathan@lccmediafoundation.ca or call 587 708 2682.