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29 September 2015
Our first online financial literacy training course for facilitators will be kicking off this October, following on the positive feedback we received from our pilot course last May. Developed in partnership with Seneca College and hosted on the OCASI LearnAtWork platform, the online course will enable community staff to develop the knowledge and skills they need to facilitat...
29 September 2015
If you missed the launch of the MPower Money Coaching Program in June, read the media release to find out how we’re mobilizing, training and supporting professional financial planners as volunteers to provide free financial coaching services to Toronto residents with low incomes. This month’s blog features profiles on Ann Josephs, Colin Barry and Sebastien Skupek...
25 September 2015
Join organizations across Canada the week of November 15-21, 2015 for Education Savings Week. During this time, financial institutions and organizations that work with families on financial literacy and empowerment will be focusing attention on the promotion of education savings. You can find out more information about the free government programs that exist to help familie...
24 September 2015
We are pleased to announce the launch of Prosper Canada’s French website. Visit www.prosperitecanada.org to access financial empowerment information and resources in French.  The site supports businesses, community organizations, and governments seeking to integrate financial empowerment approaches into their work. It also provides up-to-date information o...
24 September 2015
By Donna McBride, Director of Operations, Momentum  Wow! A lot can happen in a couple of years.   Since 2011, the Financial Futures Collaborative has been operating in Calgary as a network of stakeholders committed to building the financial literacy and assets of all Calgarians, particularly those with lower incomes, through collaborative action and sys...
24 September 2015
By Theresa Micallef, Communication Manager, Peel Children and Youth Initiative    In 2011, the Peel Children and Youth Initiative (PCYI) Board of Directors, a collection of leading decision makers in Peel Region’s child and youth-serving sector, endorsed three strategic priorities for PCYI. One of these - the Enrolled By Six: Peel Postsecondary Strateg...
24 September 2015
The ABLE 2015 Financial Empowerment Conference is almost here and excitement is building as we finalize details and gear up for what promises to be an informative and highly engaging conference. National leaders and more than 300 stakeholders from almost every province in Canada will be joining us to help kick off Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2015) and participate in a r...
24 June 2015
Toronto, June 24, 2015 – Today, national charity Prosper Canada, the City of Toronto, a consortium of leading investment companies, and three financial planning professional associations announced a new pilot program offering free financial coaching for people living on low incomes in Toronto. The MPower Money Coaching Program was developed by Prosper Canada and is be...
19 June 2015
Province Reviews Alternative Financial Services and Debt Collection   The province is inviting Ontarians to share ideas on how to better protect consumers who use high-cost financial products and services outside the mainstream banking and credit union systems.Read
16 June 2015
The Indigenous Financial Literacy Committee is a small group of organizations committed to sharing knowledge, materials, and training to help improve financial literacy for indigenous children, youth, adults, families and elders in British Columbia.     The Committee recently launched a 30 Day Fitness Challenge in the hopes of attracting youth and adults of ...
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