Publications

Prosper Canada collaborates with policy makers, academics and frontline workers to build a base of evidence concerning strategies for action that empower low-income and vulnerable families.

2012
This report assesses what we currently know about the impacts and limitations of financial literacy programs for vulnerable Canadians and highlights the next set of research, policy and practice questions.
2012
This report informs and stimulates a policy dialogue about community-based financial literacy programming as a meaningful support for vulnerable Canadians.
2012
This report describes the design and field test of a 16-item quiz designed to measure personal financial literacy or capability in Canada that enables comparisons to national population and sub-­population results.
2010
This paper is SEDI's response to a consultation paper of the Task Force on Financial Literacy. It provides recommendations for the Task Force's national strategy on financial literacy to help ensure it is inclusive and accessible to vulnerable populations.
2010
In the submission to the Ontario Working Group, SEDI shares insights on why it is important for students to be financially literate and suggests three key objectives for financial literacy education in Ontario.
2010
Findings from learn$ave provide important insights for policy-makers and community organizations considering tools and approaches to encourage those on low incomes to set financial goals, increase savings and build financial assets. Results from the project prove that saving and asset building programs can assist low-income Canadians to gain higher education and the skills and knowledge necessary for self-employment.
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