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2 February 2016
Canada Revenue Agency to extend a helping hand   Financial empowerment efforts received a major boost in November when Prime Minister Trudeau instructed Canada’s newly minted Minister of National Revenue, the Hon. Diane Lebouthillier, to help more Canadians access benefits they are entitled to and make it easier for Canadians with low and fixed incomes to t...
1 February 2016
By Anne Makhoul, Principal Project Officer, Caledon Institute of Social Policy  The Caledon Institute of Social Policy launched the Canada Social Report initiative in June 2015 (www.canadasocialreport.ca). It is intended to act as a national hub of social policy information. The Canada Social Report features both Caledon-developed reports like Welfare ...
1 February 2016
On November 13, 2015, the new Liberal federal government mandate letters were released and for the first time ever, publicly communicated to the Canadian public.  Through the letters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assigned each of his newly-appointed cabinet ministers with specific priorities and key goals for their respective portfolios over the next four years. &...
22 January 2016
Canada has become home to approximately 6.8 million immigrants and a total population that includes over 200 ethnic origins! Thanks to funding provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Prosper Canada has developed the online Money Management Tool for Newcomers to help new Canadians learn about our increasingly complex financial system. The tool provides valuab...
22 January 2016
The 2015 ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference was a great learning and networking opportunity for many of our stakeholders who joined us in Toronto for two days this past November. We had an incredible roster of expert speakers who shared their knowledge and engaged more than 300 attendees in spirited and enlightening discussions on a range of financial empowerment topic...
5 January 2016
$500,000 donation will help build the financial health of 1 million vulnerable Canadians    Toronto, January 5, 2016 – National charity Prosper Canada is pleased to announce a $500,000 personal donation from an anonymous supporter. This generous gift will help Prosper Canada to achieve its goal of expanding financial empowerment supports across Canada ...
26 November 2015
Français Toronto, November 26, 2015 – National charity Prosper Canada has released a new report demonstrating the impact of the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund, Canada’s first national granting program dedicated to building the financial literacy of Canadians with low incomes, and providing a snapshot of Canada’s growing community financial education ...
25 November 2015
Capital One Canada and Prosper Canada announced they are launching an innovative financial coaching pilot project to develop and test different approaches to financially empower Canadians living on low incomes.Read
25 November 2015
Français Toronto, November 25, 2015 – Prosper Canada, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) today announced a new collaboration to strengthen financial literacy program evaluation in Canada. Working together, they will develop a database of evidence-based financial literacy outcomes and indicators with an accompa...
2 November 2015
Toronto, November 2, 2015 – Today marks the opening of the fourth biennial ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference, a unique, cross-sectoral gathering of over 300 Canadian leaders working to develop financial policies, programs, products and services that combat financial vulnerability and build the financial wellbeing of Canadians living in poverty.   Hosted...
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