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29 May 2017
Author: Daniele Zanotti and Elizabeth Mulholland
Growing income volatility is causing tough financial challenges and mounting stress for millions of Canadians, according to a new report by TD Bank Group. TD’s research found that unpredictable and variable income is associated with lower overall financial health for those affected, as well as lower financial confidence and increased financial stress.
22 February 2017
Author: Elizabeth Mulholland
As tax time approaches, many of us may feel like shrinking from the task of tax filing, especially with the prospect that we may end up owing, rather than pocketing, money at the end of the process.
2 December 2016
Author: Maya Ramchandani
The Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) program provides much needed money management support to people living on low incomes. 
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. 
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