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10 July 2014
Prosper Canada is pleased to announce that 16 community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of its TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund. The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is administered by Prosper Canada and supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to people living in low income and economically disa...
15 April 2014
Prosper Canada, formerly Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), is delighted with the appointment of Jane Rooney, as Canada’s first-ever Financial Literacy Leader. The announcement solidifies the Federal Government’s commitment to strengthening the financial literacy of all Canadians. “We look forward to working with Ms. Rooney to develop a ...
28 March 2014
We’re very pleased to announce that Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is now Prosper Canada. While our mission remains the same – expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation – we believe our new identity better conveys the efforts we’re making to help more Canadians to prospe...
20 March 2014
Finance Canada has just posted a joint brief prepared by SEDI, the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, Momentum Calgary, SEED Winnipeg and St. Christopher House in Toronto, in response to Finance Canada’s Consultation Paper on the Financial Consumer Protection Framework. This submission was developed collaboratively with assistance from Professor Jennifer Robson at...
17 December 2013
The results are in and three young Canadians will be spending the holidays taking advantage of their well-deserved prize following the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) second Financial Literacy Month (FLM) video contest.Read more...
5 December 2013
If your organization is a charity or non-profit interested in supporting and promoting financial literacy and serves low-income and otherwise economically disadvantaged persons and groups in Canada, then this funding opportunity may be of interest to you. The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is currently soliciting applications for its next round. To be eligible for con...
11 November 2013
For the majority of Canadians, appropriate and affordable financial products and services are readily available. However, a growing number of Canadians face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to gaining access to this system...Read more...
31 October 2013
We live in challenging financial times – times offering opportunity to some – and significant stress for many others.Read more...
31 August 2013
September 19, 2013, 1:00 to 6:30 pm (EST) - Join the Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR) for a TED-style symposium of international experts who will share fresh, new insights from their recent discoveries about the factors that affect human decision-making and their impact on our financial, educational, and other important life choices.Read more...
24 June 2013
SEDI was delighted to learn yesterday that the search for Canada's first-ever Financial Literacy Leader is now officially underway. On June 20th, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), took the first step toward fulfilling the federal government’s commitment to appoint a national Financial Literacy leader to spearhead the development of a ...
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