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20 November 2017
To reprise Tina Turner’s classic song, when it comes to poverty reduction, policy makers may well ask – What’s financial empowerment got to do with it?    The answer is – everything. It has everything to do with it.   Household finances fall along a spectrum from deep vulnerability at one end to financial well-being at the ot...
15 November 2017
Over 20,000 Ontarians have received financial empowerment services and accessed $55 million in income tax refunds and other income benefits thanks to the Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) Program, according to a new report from Prosper Canada. In 2015 the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) provided funding for Prosper Canada to replica...
13 November 2017
Imagine being kicked out of your home and left on your own at the age of 18. You have no support system to help you navigate the ‘adult’ world. No income, no bank account, no way to pay for shelter and food, no means of transportation. You are alone.   According to the Ontario Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, approximately 17,...

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1 November 2017
Author: Tara Popovic
Tailoring financial education content for target populations can help reduce barriers to accessing financial information. Following up on my previous blog about customizing financial education for youth and Aboriginal peoples, here's what Prosper Canada has to say about customizing for people living with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and people living on low incomes...

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