GetFinLit started as a project to help develop the personal finance abilities of various groups with particular needs, such as high school students, and in particular, indigenous youth.

Throughout the years, GetFinLit has been modified to present to indigenous youth, international university students, the general university population, and more recent high school students.

Trained financial educators deliver interactive workshops to participants, with a back-and-forth method of teaching. The end result of the GetFinLit training is to give students a strong foundation of personal finance knowledge that will benefit them throughout their lives and propel them toward success from a young age.