Expanding Financial Empowerment for Newcomers

2017-2020
 
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. Through research and service design with project partners, Prosper Canada will develop an online financial literacy facilitator course, a financial coaching toolkit, and an online assessment tool. This project builds on the work conducted in the Financial Literacy for Newcomers project.

Prosper Canada is delivering this project in partnership with three community-based organizations:
 
  • AXIS (Acquiring eXperience Integrating Skills) Career and Employment Services, the employment and training division of Association for New Canadians, provides customized, career-focused pre-employment programs and services to facilitate sustainable labour market attachment for the immigrant community throughout Newfoundland and Labrador
  • North York Community House is committed to building strong, vibrant communities, serving over 20,000 residents in northwest Toronto every year. For over 25 years, they have been opening doors for new Canadians; supporting youth, parents and seniors in becoming active, engaged citizens; and creating opportunities for residents to improve their lives and lead positive change in their neighbourhoods
  • Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS) was established in 1980 and have been serving newcomers to Canada for 37 years. SODS mission is to assist newcomers to Canada to become participating members of an inclusive and diverse community and country.
This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.