The best way to
give back is to pay
it forward.

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The FISH (Financial Independence Serving Humanity) Foundation is a non-profit organization that is a major sponsor of the charitable “Go FISH” Fund administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation to support non-profit organizations in developing and delivering financial literacy programs, and financial literacy training to people in the community. The goal is to support individuals in the attainment of financial independence and live in a thrive mode versus a survival mode. From this place of financial stability then families and individuals can give back more to their communities to help pay it forward.

Goals

1

Develop and deliver financial literacy resources and programs to organizations in support of 500,000 individuals.

2

Support 50,000 families in becoming financially independent so they can thrive and live their lifestyle of choice.

3

Empower future generations so that they achieve their financial freedom day before they reach their 50th birthday.

F.I.S.H. Foundation

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, he eats for a life time.
Teach a man to sell fish, and he can share his wealth with the world.”

~ Kim Deep, Financial Empowerment Advocate

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, he eats for a life time.
Teach a man to sell fish, and he can share his wealth with the world.”

~ Kim Deep, Financial Empowerment Advocate

Why FISH?

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Many people are living in survival mode and do not have the financial capacity to help others and give back fully to their communities. Taking the financial stress away from individuals can have a ripple effect and positively impact those around to make communities stronger and healthier.

We are passionate about giving the tools to organizations to help families so they can achieve financial independence and empower future generations. The “Go FISH” concept also supports the philosophy that people should take time to enjoy life, and rejuvenate themselves. When their finances are in order they can more easily take time off work, and have stress-free vacations.

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Making a Difference

  • I thought it was great. I loved watching kids go from "I don't want to be here" to playing full out because they were motivated by a committed staff that gave their all and heart.

    ~ Ken Peterson
  • I love your program. I am thankful for this opportunity because you have given me the tools (Jars) and knowledge (real estate/stock market) to become rich and successful in life. You guys have an amazing staff full of energy. Thanks for everything.

    ~ Pedro Ocampo
  • When I first heard that I was going to be attending this convention, to be honest, I was not very optimistic. After attending this convention, I am much more knowledgeable about money/business than before. This convention was awesome.

    ~ Kevin Kaderabek
  • Congratulations on getting the young adults engaged in the activities. My son skipped breakfast Sunday morning just to be on time! Thanks for convincing my son that donation is equally important as savings/play. Great team!

    ~ Patricia Bonilla
  • It was a very informative workshop. I learned things that I wish I had learned when I was younger. I also learned that it's never too late. I really enjoyed it It was the best choice to spend the weekend here. I learned things that are going to change my life as well as my entire family's finances. God Bless for all your help. Best wishes to all of you!

    ~ Clemen Mendoza
  • I really liked the energy and the staff. Everyone was cool and they were all willing to learn. The games and workshops were also helpful, providing great insight into the topics. I really like what you're doing here. Keep up the good work.

    ~ Josan Iracheta
  • I think that this program is cool because it will really help me alter in life. I also think schools should teach things like this. This taught me to think about what I do, how I spend my money, and you will do better if you know people and get there first. This also taught me many other things. Thank you!

    ~ Sigourney Beada
  • I enjoyed the experience very much. Most of the games/activities provided the real world chaos environment and kept the kids slightly off-balance during their activity event. Most of the important concepts were taught with easy to understand, yet thought-provoking way.

    ~ Peter Chu
  • Wealth Rules was a great program that gave the kids and parents an opportunity to learn together. The program helped to lay a solid foundation for our kids to become financially free. It was very experiential and life changing.

    ~ Sherri Tong

How You Can Get Involved

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Invest in the “Go FISH “ Fund today through the Edmonton Community Foundation and pay it forward to help future generations “go fishing”.

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Join our FISH partnership team and help build financially healthy futures through mentorship, and providing financial guidance and advice.

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Participate in Money Chats and financial literacy events, and get the most rewarding returns on your time. Take time to FISH today!

Did You Know?

52%

Over half (52%) of Canadians are only $200 away from insolvency, and 31% do not make enough to cover their bills, according to a recent poll of 1,500 Canadians by insolvency consultancy MNP.

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With a loss of income, one half of Canadians would need to borrow or move within six months.

35%

35% of Canadians do not have any savings or investments.

27%

Only 27% of private sector workers have an employer-funded pension plan.

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One-third of Canadians have had a difficult time covering living expenses using income alone—many of the individuals who struggle draw on debt to make ends meet.

67%

Also, 67% of Canadians are not particularly confident about their ability to handle their finances, and when it comes to debt they have taken on, 58% wish they could go back and do things differently.

Apply Now

Your organization might be eligible for Go FISH Funds and FISH mentorship opportunities! Contact Edmonton Community Foundation to donate to the “Go FISH” Fund or apply for grant funding to support families to go fishing in your community today!