Holistic Retirement Planning

The Holistic Retirement Planning initiative is part of the anpBC Strategy to support the Aboriginal non-profit (ANP) workforce in BC.

Indigenous cultures have always placed a high value on planning ahead, supporting Elders and living holistically. Indigenous values around savings and wealth often differ from non-Indigenous values, and need to be honoured in any approach to financial planning. The Holistic Retirement Planning curriculum explores how these Indigenous values relate to transitioning to Elderhood and supporting Elders in today’s world. It is an educational program designed to empower you to retire on your own terms and plan for your future holistically and in a way that aligns with your cultural values in order to achieve the quality of life you desire when you get older.

Supporting the Curriculum is a set of videos that can also be used as a stand-alone resource.


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Honouring the Seasons of Your Life – Facilitator’s GUIDEBOOK
Honouring the Seasons of Your Life – Participant WORKBOOK

PowerPoint Presentations

Needs Vs. Wants PowerPoint Presentation
Honouring the Seasons of Your Life – Workshop PowerPoint Presentation


Other Videos available to view:

· The Stages of Life – The Four Corners of the Big House with Alex Nelson
· Indigenous Resilience: The Potlach Economy and Canada’s Indian Act with Nella Nelson 
· Elders and Traditional Teachings with Bertha Cardinal 
· The Foundations of Aging Well with Alex Nelson 

Research Paper

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anpBC Holistic Retirement Research Paper