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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...
23 November 2016
In response to a recent Finance Canada consultation on Canada’s Financial Sector Framework, Prosper Canada worked with interested ABLE partners to develop and submit recommendations to further strengthen financial inclusion and protection for Canadians with low incomes. Our joint submission was prepared with: 4 Pillars Consulting Group, Acorn Canada, ABC Life Litera...
15 November 2016
Français Toronto, November 15, 2016 – Prosper Canada is pleased to announce the selection of the following organizations as Canada’s first Financial Empowerment Champion organizations: E4C, Edmonton AB Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver BC Momentum, Calgary AB  SEED Winnipeg/Community Financial Counselling Service...
11 November 2016
An unprecedented eight financial institutions and three community based partners have launched a new collaborative in Edmonton and the surrounding area that is focused on helping community members living in low income build money management skills and effective budgeting practices, as well as help them gain access to available government benefits and subsidies.   ...
2 November 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?   Register for the online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course which starts on January 16, 2017.   Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-use program to me...
2 November 2016
Business News Network (BNN) speaks with Jane Rooney, financial literacy leader at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). This video digs into the details of FCAC's recent survey that shows an increase in the use of payday loans among Canadians of all tax brackets.Watch. 
25 October 2016
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). This year’s FLM theme “Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!” promotes the idea that different stages of life demand different sets of financial literacy skills, and managing money and debt will help in making responsible financial decisions. ​​Throughout November, organizations and individuals fr...
24 October 2016
People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty.    "Break the Barriers," Citizens for Public Justice annual report on poverty in Canada, comes out on the Intern...
11 October 2016
On November 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST), we’ll hear from three community organizations in Canada about the strategies they use to support tax filing in alternative approaches to the tax clinic – both at tax time and year round. These speakers will address year-round tax filing support using volunteer and staff delivery models, and the use of drop-in/...
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