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22 August 2016
Author: Chloe Stanois
Dr. Gary Bloch, a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, has spent years treating patients living on a low income for many illnesses he believes are linked to poverty. In fact, studies have shown that Canadians living in poverty are more likely to suffer from illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness, cancer and other chronic conditions than the typical Canadian. 
29 July 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
How informed are you on payday lending? The industry has been under intense scrutiny for its predatory lending practices, particularly in the past few months with increased media attention highlighting changes in laws and regulations. 
7 June 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
It’s that time of the year again. Now that the cold weather is behind us, there’s a lot to look forward to! The sun is shining, school is ending and spirits are high. Want to make the most of your summer? Proceed with caution. The last thing you want to do is get carried away with ambitious summer activities and wind up in a tight financial spot.
9 March 2016
Author: Chloe Stanois
Before Ava Williams signed up for the MPower Money Coaching program, she was struggling to pay off her OSAP and bank loans, finding it hard to stick to a budget and was worried about saving for the future. When she found out that Toronto Employment and Social Services was offering a new program providing free financial coaching support to help people on low incomes achieve financial goals, she jumped at the opportunity to improve her finances.
14 January 2016
Author: Chloe Stanois
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH), Social Determinants of Health Service recently launched a financial literacy program called Money Wi$e, an initiative that addresses the financial literacy needs of the hospital’s clients. Funded by a TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund grant, the Money Wi$e program empowers clients on their road to recovery by equipping social workers, therapists and other clinicians with what they need to become financial literacy trainers using a train-the-trainer model.
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