Financial Wellness Month 2019



Co-presented by The DTRC & The AFC

Announcing Financial Wellness Month: financial planner and opera singer Chris Enns takes his “How to Connect with Money when You’re a Creative Person” workshop across Canada in November 2019!

Vancouver - November 7th | 4:15pm - 5:45pm | RSVP HERE
Calgary - November 12th | 7pm-8:30pm | RSVP HERE
Saskatoon - November 15th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | RSVP HERE
Winnipeg - November 14th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | RSVP HERE
Halifax November 18th | 11:30am - 1pm | RSVP HERE
Toronto - November 19th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | RSVP HERE



To many artists and people who work in the creative fields, finance often feels like a different language and so it can be difficult to connect with money when faced with complications of variable income, multiple income streams, and non-traditional financial values.
In this workshop, financial planner and opera singer Chris Enns will cover the basics of how to connect with money when you are a creative person. We will talk about:

The participants will be able to take home worksheets and other practical materials that they can apply to their own financial situation and continue to work on afterwards. Chris will be available for follow up questions from the workshop participants by email.
This workshop is FREE to attend. Attendance is by registration only - spots are limited.


I’m Chris, and I split my life between my financial planning practice and the opera stage.
From my childhood on the farm to ten years spent working with artists, I’ve lived my whole life around people who have ‘non-traditional’ financial lives. People who don’t feel like anyone at a normal bank understands them at all. The trouble is… we all still have to deal with money. And when you add the complications of variable income, multiple jobs, business expenses, and a complete lack of financial training… the results can be super stressful.
I work with creatives, digital nomads and other ‘money misfits’ to help them build financial stability (no matter how much money they make.)
My mission is based on the belief that one-on-one financial support should be available to everyone who needs it. That’s why 10% of every dollar I make goes to providing free monthly Office Hours and Pay-What-You-Can Financial Planning for low-income earners. More info:


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The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry.

The AFC offers compassionate and confidential support to help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship. The AFC’s Financial Wellness Program helps arts and entertainment workers build and sustain financial stability.


The Dance Centre

Established in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre is a multifaceted organization with a goal to support the development of a vibrant dance scene in BC and increase the profile of dance.


Calgary Arts Development

As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians. They invest and allocate municipal funding for the arts provided by The City of Calgary and leverage these funds to provide additional resources to the arts sector.


Dance Saskatchewan

Dance Saskatchewan Inc. is a non-profit organization established to serve and support the development and delivery of dance throughout Saskatchewan. They facilitate the creation and sharing of dance, gather and distribute dance information, advocate and promote dance, and enable dance accessibility through programs and funding.

Dance Nova Scotia

Dance Nova Scotia is the umbrella service organization for all forms of dance in Nova Scotia. Their mission is to foster dance as a cultural, educational, social, recreational and healthful activity for all by working to build and support partnerships with local, provincial, regional and national organizations.


Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.