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29 October 2014
Canadians with disabilities and their families can now calculate benefits they are entitled to with the new Registered Disability Savings Plan Calculator.   Developed in partnership with PLAN, eligible Canadians can project the estimated future value of an RDSP, and the approximate value of future withdrawal payments by answering a few simple questions. This inno...
29 October 2014
The Financial Literacy Leader is inviting comments on questions raised in the consultation paper on the financial literacy needs of priority groups, including low-income Canadians, Aboriginal peoples and newcomers.    Please consider providing a submission to ensure the national strategy addresses the needs of the priority groups you serve. Deadline to submi...
29 October 2014
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website – www.prospercanada.org – your source for financial empowerment information and resources. The site supports businesses, community organizations, and governments seeking to integrate financial empowerment approaches into their work. It also provides up-to-date information on our current work and sho...
10 July 2014
Prosper Canada is pleased to announce that 16 community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of its TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund. The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is administered by Prosper Canada and supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to people living in low income and economically disa...
15 April 2014
Prosper Canada, formerly Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), is delighted with the appointment of Jane Rooney, as Canada’s first-ever Financial Literacy Leader. The announcement solidifies the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthening the financial literacy of all Canadians. “We look forward to working with Ms. Rooney to develop a ...
28 March 2014
We’re very pleased to announce that Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is now Prosper Canada. While our mission remains the same – expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation – we believe our new identity better conveys the efforts we’re making to help more Canadians to prospe...
20 March 2014
Finance Canada has just posted a joint brief prepared by SEDI, the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, Momentum Calgary, SEED Winnipeg and St. Christopher House in Toronto, in response to Finance Canada’s Consultation Paper on the Financial Consumer Protection Framework. This submission was developed collaboratively with assistance from Professor Jennifer Robson at...
17 December 2013
The results are in and three young Canadians will be spending the holidays taking advantage of their well-deserved prize following the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) second Financial Literacy Month (FLM) video contest.Read more...
5 December 2013
If your organization is a charity or non-profit interested in supporting and promoting financial literacy and serves low-income and otherwise economically disadvantaged persons and groups in Canada, then this funding opportunity may be of interest to you. The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is currently soliciting applications for its next round. To be eligible for con...
11 November 2013
For the majority of Canadians, appropriate and affordable financial products and services are readily available. However, a growing number of Canadians face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to gaining access to this system...Read more...
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