News and Events

13 April 2017
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 18, 2017.    Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-...
31 March 2017
Toronto, March 31, 2017 – The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), CARP and Prosper Canada today praised Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa who announced that the provincial government will soon introduce legislative amendments that will strengthen investor protection for Ontarians and send a strong deterrent message to those who abuse ...
24 March 2017
On March 22, 2017 the federal government released its 2017 Budget which focused heavily on skills and innovation to help Canadians adapt to a changing economy and labour market, while also making substantial investments in affordable housing, child care, transit and indigenous communities. For highlights of these investments, as well as those related to families, newcomers a...
13 March 2017
Call for participants    We want to know about your experience with accessing government benefits.   If you live in Toronto, are over the age of 18, and sometimes struggle to cover your expenses, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help us make it easier for people to access government benefits.    Prosper Canada is workin...
8 March 2017
The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation of New Brunswick (ESIC), in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada are hosting seven Get Your Piece of the Money Pie super clinics to help low-income New Brunswickers file their taxes, get their children a Social Insurance Number, and sign them up for the Canada Learning Bond in one easy step. At the super ...
7 March 2017
Province to assist those on low income Kitchener, March 7, 2017 – Ontario is helping people who are living on low incomes access resources to improve their financial security.    Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, were at The Working Centre in Kitchener today to...
8 February 2017
For those of you anxiously awaiting dates for the next ABLE Financial Empowerment conference please be advised that the conference will be taking place in the spring of 2018.   We will provide further updates on the host organization, location and conference theme in the coming months. Join the mailing list to receive updates or to learn how you can be part of th...
8 February 2017
Prosper Canada is excited to introduce Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) as a Financial Empowerment Champion (FEC). CFCS is a non-profit credit counselling agency based in Winnipeg that provides a variety of affordable and accessible financial counselling/financial literacy services and programs for individuals across the province of Manitoba for more than 4...
7 February 2017
Fran├žais Are you over the age of 18?    Does your household struggle to pay for your basic needs like rent, food, and energy?    You may be eligible to participate in Financial diaries: Tax time.   Prosper Canada is working to better understand the financial lives of Canadian families as they tax file and claim government benefits...
7 February 2017
If you have ever heard the Barenaked Ladies’ whimsical tune, “If I had a million dollars,” it probably took you back to your childhood, when a million dollars was shorthand for a fortune that would let you buy everything that grown-ups wouldn’t.   While a million dollars may no longer suggest the same limitless possibilities, a billion dol...
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