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28 September 2016
There was a time, not very long ago, when Canadians were savers.   In 1982, we routinely set aside 20 per cent of our yearly income for large household purchases, education, starting businesses, retirement or just plain rainy days. Having a savings ‘nest egg’ was accepted wisdom and the norm.   Then something changed…    ...
26 September 2016
When micro-financiers first began extending small loans to low-income households decades ago their approach challenged conventional notions of business and charity and was dismissed as high-risk and unsustainable. The skeptics were wrong. Around the world, micro-lending proved that low-income clients are not only responsible money managers they’re also an excellent ...
26 September 2016
Join organizations across Canada the week of November 14-20, 2016 for Education Savings Week. During this time, financial institutions and organizations that work with families on financial literacy and empowerment will be focusing attention on the promotion of education savings.   You can find out more information about the free government programs that exist to...
20 September 2016
Prosper Canada is seeking applications from non-profit/charitable organizations to be part of a new project, Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions.  Prosper Canada is seeking to partner with five non-profit/charitable organizations in Ontario to improve the financial wellbeing of over 50,000 Ontarians living on low incomes.    Prosper Canada will pr...
27 July 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada?  Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?   Prosper Canada and The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre Inc. invite you to join us for a two-day financial literacy facilitator training workshop! When: Tue...
20 July 2016
Register for one of the following webinars to learn about a revolutionary new online evaluation question tool we're designing to help organizations measure the effectiveness of their financial literacy and coaching programs:    August 8 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT August 11 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT   Join Lilian Knorr and Salima Sharif...
15 June 2016
A new report published by The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary titled The Disability Tax Credit: Why it fails and how to fix it explains the limitations of the disability tax credit and provides recommendations on how to improve it.    The disability tax credit is currently only helping a small number of Canadians living with a d...
31 May 2016
The 2016 federal Budget announced a forthcoming review of Canada’s banking legislation that will be an important opportunity to strengthen financial inclusion and protection for people with low incomes in Canada.   Specifically, the federal government announced it will postpone the deadline for a mandatory 5-year review of Canada’s Bank Act until Marc...
30 May 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves people living on low incomes? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?   Register for the online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course which starts on September 12, 2016.    Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-...
30 May 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada?  Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?   Prosper Canada and READ Saskatoon invite you to join us for a two-day financial literacy facilitator training workshop! When: Thursday September 15th and Friday September 16th...
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