Blog

16 November 2016
Author: Allison Homer and Glenna Harris
Last month, Vibrant Communities Canada (VCC) launched the Exploring Poverty Reduction Game Changers series. The series provided insight into their Game Changer approach to poverty reduction and evaluation, and highlighted eight priority areas and strategies that elicit an array of positive, significant, and cascading outcomes towards reducing poverty.
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. 
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.
11 April 2013
Author: Lynne Woolcott
For 10 years, the FAPS Program has worked with low-income people to address their financial issues, including financial literacy and exclusion.