News and Events

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
Français 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...
7 February 2017
As some of you know, Prosper Canada has made a 2017 Budget submission to the federal government. We are recommending that the federal government invest $2M annually over five years to develop and execute targeted outreach and support strategies that will enable Canadians with low incomes to access $100M+ in income benefits they are currently eligible for, but not rece...
31 January 2017
Français Toronto, February 1, 2017 – Prosper Canada, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) have launched an online tool to help organizations evaluate their financial literacy programs. Available in French and English, this free, easy-to-navigate platform allows public, private and community-based groups engaged ...
12 January 2017
Join us on February 3rd, 12pm-1:30pm EST (9am-10:30am PST) for a webinar with Brendon Pooran of PooranLaw Professional Corporation and Tom O’Dwyer of Ability Tax & Trust. Brendan and Tom will be sharing some of the unique financial challenges experienced by persons with developmental disabilities and best practices to support them.    Topics will i...
5 January 2017
Do you work with people living on low incomes? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?    Prosper Canada and Meridian invite you to join us for FREE Financial Literacy Facilitator Training! When: Monday January 30th and Tuesday January 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Where: Imm...
5 December 2016
Do you work with people living on low incomes? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?    Prosper Canada and Meridian invite you to join us for FREE Financial Literacy Facilitator Training! When: Thursday December 15th and Friday December 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Where: ...
24 November 2016
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and the perfect time to reflect on how we are doing when it comes to building the financial knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians.   In the five short years since the federal Task Force on Financial Literacy issued its landmark report, financial literacy efforts in Canada have come a long way. Our national an...
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