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27 May 2019
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal Minister for Children, Families and Social Development recently shared the following information on enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) implemented via the government’s 2019 Budget legislation. These changes are retroactive to January 1, 2019.     We are passing this information on, as it is impor...
27 May 2019
It is discouraging to see so many households continuing to struggle financially. The good news is that household financial issues are getting far more attention from policy makers and researchers than ever before, and new insights on financial challenges and needs, as well as solutions, are being generated and shared every day.     Here are two new repo...
27 May 2019
Money and how we spend it can be an emotionally charged subject especially when it comes to debt. Simply discussing finances can be a struggle but talking about debt is riddled with even more challenges, including stress, shame, and worry. Credit card debt and mortgage debt is commonplace today and yet it can result in unmanageable financial burdens. What’s imp...
27 May 2019
As Canadian’s struggle with mounting debt, higher expenses and planning for retirement, the need to understand what constitutes financial wellness or financial well-being has become an important focus particularly for organizations and businesses. Financial stress and anxiety remain a prevalent issue with far reaching implications. The side effects of poor financial...
29 March 2019
Investing in the Middle Class, the federal government’s 2019 Budget, builds on progress made with the government’s earlier commitments such as the Canada Child Benefit, the National Housing Strategy, and the recent National Poverty Reduction Strategy (which, among other measures, set an Official Poverty Line and a set of key indicators on poverty reduction). ...
26 March 2019
On December 13, 2018, the House of Commons passed Bill C-86, introducing sweeping new changes to Canada’s Financial Consumer Protection Framework that add new muscle to this critical legislation. This includes a number of important new consumer protection measures called for by Prosper Canada and the ABLE Network in briefs submitted to  federal consultations in 20...
26 March 2019
Earlier this month, the Tax Time Savings Program launched its second year of programming, after showing successful results from the pilot year. It is a new matched savings program that encourages and supports low-income tax filers to save at least $200 from their tax refund in a personal ATB Financial savings account. Developed in partnership with Momentum and the ...
26 March 2019
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a call for proposals for the Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Programs due April 12, 2019.   IRCC has identified ‘Money and Finances’ as a vital topic that can support newcomers to effectively settle in Canada. Prosper Canada and leading agencies across the country are beginning ...
26 March 2019
Earlier this month the B.C. government released the provinces first-ever poverty reduction strategy called TogetherBC. The strategy aims to make progress on the 2024 targets introduced in the province’s 2018 Poverty Reduction Strategy Act:    25 per cent reduction in B.C.’s overall poverty rate 50 per cent reduction in the...
26 March 2019
Prosper Canada is excited to welcome Deanna Mettler to its Board of Directors. Deanna has been with Equifax for the past four years and is currently the Senior Financial Officer. Prior to joining Equifax, she worked in both public accounting and in the technology sector in the capacity of VP Finance and Financial Controller and has over 14 years of experience working ...
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