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19 December 2014
The Asset Building Learning Exchange (ABLE) responds to the federal government’s consultation on strengthening the financial literacy of designated priority groups. Its report provides recommendations to ensure all vulnerable Canadians can access quality, unbiased financial information, education and advice and provides examples and further solutions for overcoming som...
12 November 2014
Ottawa, November 12, 2014 – TD Bank Group announced a new commitment of $3 million to support the Prosper Canada Centre for Financial Literacy. Provided over the next three years, the gift will help the Centre to reach its goal of building the financial capability of 1 million vulnerable Canadians by 2020. “As a co-founder and supporter of Prosper Canada'...
4 November 2014
VANCOUVER, Nov. 4, 2014 - Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) announced an investment through the Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D) of $427,626 to the Plan Institute for Citizenship and Disability and Prosper Canada for their project, "Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities....
4 November 2014
Mark your calendars and join us to celebrate Education Savings Week from November 16 - 22! Education is essential to finding a good job and actively participating in the community. But education can be costly. That is why the federal government offers financial incentives to help all Canadians save for children’s education after high school. Education Savin...
3 November 2014
Prosper Canada is excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with Plan Institute on a project to develop an online Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities and their caregivers. Generously funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, the Future Planning Tool is intended to promote the long-term financial security of Canadians with disabilities by ...
3 November 2014
We’re excited to be hosting the 2015 Asset Building Learning Exchange (ABLE) conference which will take place during Financial Literacy Month 2015 in Toronto.   ABLE is a national conference for all stakeholders interested in fostering financial empowerment for people who live on low incomes. This year, we’ll be hosting more than 300 participants from...
3 November 2014
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) and an opportunity to build awareness of the importance of financial literacy. This year’s theme is Strengthening Financial Literacy through Collaboration which underscores the importance of organizations from all sectors working together to offer programs, resources, and services that help Canadians understand and better m...
29 October 2014
Canadians with disabilities and their families can now calculate benefits they are entitled to with the new Registered Disability Savings Plan Calculator.   Developed in partnership with PLAN, eligible Canadians can project the estimated future value of an RDSP, and the approximate value of future withdrawal payments by answering a few simple questions. This inno...
29 October 2014
The Financial Literacy Leader is inviting comments on questions raised in the consultation paper on the financial literacy needs of priority groups, including low-income Canadians, Aboriginal peoples and newcomers.    Please consider providing a submission to ensure the national strategy addresses the needs of the priority groups you serve. Deadline to submi...
29 October 2014
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website – www.prospercanada.org – your source for financial empowerment information and resources. The site supports businesses, community organizations, and governments seeking to integrate financial empowerment approaches into their work. It also provides up-to-date information on our current work and sho...
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