News

9 May 2018
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Learning Hub, an online platform that offers convenient and easy access to financial empowerment resources.    The Learning Hub supports frontline practitioners, policymakers, funders and advocates looking for information to help advance their financial empowerment work. Located in the Resources section of the...
27 April 2018
Français Investment industry regulator, consumer and seniors’ advocates applaud provincial government for swift passage of legislation to protect British Columbia seniors and vulnerable investors   Changes to Securities Act will strengthen regulation and better protect investors April 27, 2018 (Victoria, British Columbia) – The Inve...
6 March 2018
With the release of its 2018 Budget on February 27th, the federal government made real progress on its 2016 election commitment to connect more low-income and vulnerable Canadians to their benefits.    Presented by the Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, the Budget contained significant measures to: improve Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) service delivery, e...
2 March 2018
This issue of the Prosper Canada newsletter focuses on Indigenous Financial Wellness featuring a number of articles from our partners. We invited Simon Brascoupé, Vice-President, Education and Training of AFOA Canada, to write this month’s feature article and share why financial wellness matters in Indigenous communities. Simon explains some innovative approaches th...
2 March 2018
Reconciliation must create a more equitable and inclusive society by closing the gaps in social, health, and economic outcomes that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.  – 5th Principle of Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada   Indigenous Peoples have the right to determine and develop prioritie...
23 February 2018
Last month the Government of Canada expanded the scope of automatic enrolment for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) to improve service delivery for low-income seniors. Eligible seniors began receiving letters in January notifying them that they will be enrolled for both Old Age Security (OAS) and GIS without needing to apply, and will receive their benefits automatic...
21 February 2018
Next to social isolation, poverty is the biggest barrier felt by Canadians with disabilities. Too many Canadians with disabilities are living paycheque to paycheque, earning too little to get ahead. However, the Indigenous population experiences a disability rate twice that of the non-Indigenous population. As Indigenous people with disabilities represent a marginalized p...
21 February 2018
The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples that includes closing the socio-economic gap and improving overall living conditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.    In response to this commitment, the Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), and National ...
20 February 2018
Everyone needs a little help with money from time to time. Setting spending goals, tracking bills and income, and making a budget, are all part of managing your money. These are all important money conversations that happen with frontline staff who work to strengthen financial wellness in their communities.    The Managing your money booklet – a set of...
20 February 2018
The federal government created a social and financial innovation called the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) in 2004 to provide low-income families with a substantial contribution and ongoing incentives to save for their children’s post-secondary education. The CLB program provides up to $2,000 per child over a 15-year period. The challenge is that enrollment is relativel...
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