News

13 September 2017
Prosper Canada has received funding from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to carry out the following three research initiatives that will help public, private, and non-profit sector stakeholders shed light on household financial vulnerability in Canada, and what to do about it.    Launch a national financial health mappin...
13 September 2017
Prosper Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the Expanding Financial Empowerment for Newcomers project. This project aims to provide frontline staff at settlement agencies with training and resources to accurately assess newcomers’ financial literacy, connect newcomers to appropriate information, and help them plan financially for a successful settlement.&nbs...
13 September 2017
Prosper Canada is partnering with the Family Support Unit at Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) to provide financial coaching training for Family Support Workers. The goal of this project is to support Ontario Works clients to achieve greater financial stability through individual coaching sessions with TESS staff. Prosper Canada will deliver training and pro...
5 September 2017
If you have a disability or support a person who does, join our free webinar on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)/ 10:00 am -11:30 am (PST) to learn how planning for A Good Life can lead to achieving greater peace of mind about the present.   Brendon Pooran, Founder and principal lawyer, PooranLaw Professional Corporation; Ted Kuntz, Chair, Bo...
31 August 2017
Casey Cosgrove: A financial education pioneer It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Casey Cosgrove’s passing.   Casey was a cherished friend and colleague, as well as one of Canada’s earliest and most passionate champions of community financial education. Those who knew him will remember him most for his irrepressible energy and entrepre...
5 July 2017
On July 1 2017, Prosper Canada CEO Elizabeth Mulholland spoke with Bruce Sellery on the Moolala: Money Made Simple podcast about how to budget with income volatility. Elizabeth and Bruce discuss what income volatility is and how it has become a major social issue. Elizabeth also shares some potential solutions for addressing income volatility in Canada. Click here to li...
22 June 2017
On June 20 2017, Prosper Canada CEO Elizabeth Mulholland sat on a panel to discuss the guaranteed annual income pilot project in Ontario for The Basic Income Debate on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Click here to watch the full debate.
20 June 2017
Canada’s elected leaders have taken to referring to modest- and middle-income households as struggling Canadians, but they are often short on details when it comes to who is struggling and why.   Community organizations have been aware for some time of a sea change in the financial lives of Canadians – more people cobbling together an income from mult...
16 June 2017
SEED Winnipeg (SEED) has partnered with Community Financial Counselling Services on Prosper Canada’s national Financial Empowerment Champions (FECs) project. They represent one of five FECs collectively working to improve the financial well-being of one million Canadians living on low incomes by 2020.    We recently spoke with Carinna Rosales, Co-Direc...
12 June 2017
Join us on August 23, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (EDT) for a webinar with Liz Mulholland, CEO of Prosper Canada, to learn about income volatility in Canada.  Nearly four out of ten adult Canadians experience month-to-month income changes, known as income volatility, that undermine their financial health and are linked to higher financial stress levels and lower confidence in ...
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