Saving for Independent Living: John A. MacDonald, participant of SEDI's Independent Living Account program [Video - 3:32] (2010)

Founded in 1986, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a Canadian nonprofit organization that helps low-income earners gain financial independence through financial literacy, asset building, and entrepreneurship.

Each year, SEDI offers a number of awards to recognize the success of individuals who have completed its programs. This video focuses on one award winner, a man who went from homelessness to economic independence with the help of SEDI’s Independent Living Account (ILA) program.

He arrived at the Salvation Army’s Harbour Light, a transitional housing program in Toronto, after struggling with drug addiction, losing his job, and spending time in prison. With help from the Harbour Light and from SEDI’s program, he learned about budgeting and was motivated to open a bank account. With the help of matching contributions from SEDI, he soon saved enough money to move into his own apartment.

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