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12 June 2017
For 12 years, e4c Make Tax Time Pay (MTTP) has been working with volunteers to provide free tax preparation and benefits navigation support to low-income individuals and families in the Edmonton area. One of the most effective ways to boost the income of low-income individuals and families is through tax filing and connecting them to benefits. This year MTTP: Served...
8 June 2017
Join the growing number of municipalities, provinces, and community organizations that recognize financial empowerment as a key approach to reducing poverty. If you haven’t already submitted your feedback to the Government of Canada, it’s not too late. We encourage all individuals and organizations to complete their online survey, or share through other means ...
23 May 2017
Join us on July 7, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (EDT) for a webinar with Katy Davis and Emily Zimmerman, researchers from Ideas42, as they discuss how behavioural science can be used to help build financial well-being.  Financial well-being isn’t just about accessing the right information, but understanding how our financial decisions can be influenced by other co...
17 May 2017
Canadians with unpredictable income flows are more likely to experience financial challenges and stress today and lack confidence in their financial future. TORONTO – Almost forty percent (37 percent) of adult Canadians say they have experienced moderate to high levels of income volatility over the past year according to a survey conducted on behalf of TD Bank Group. ...
8 May 2017
Do you live with a disability or support someone who is living with a disability?  Do you live in Ontario or British Columbia?   We’d like you to test an online tool that helps users build a personal plan for the future. The Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities covers topics like RDSPs, legal decision making, trusts, estate planning and...
8 May 2017
IIROC, Prosper Canada and CARP congratulate Alberta government for strengthening investor protectionLegislative changes will strengthen IIROC investigations and prosecutionsMay 8, 2017 (Edmonton, Alberta) - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Prosper Canada and CARP today praised the Government of Alberta for introducing legislation to strength...
28 April 2017
Yesterday’s 2017 Ontario Budget contained many good news items for Ontarians with low and modest incomes:   Basic income pilot and improved income security program levels, rules and delivery Reduced hydro costs Expansions to subsidized childcare Free pharmacare coverage for all children and youth OSAP enhancements New inves...
28 April 2017
Join us on June 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT) for a webinar with Elizabeth Mulholland, CEO, Prosper Canada and Simon BrascoupĂ©, Vice President, Education and Training, AFOA Canada as they discuss Indigenous Financial Wellness.    Financial wellness is understood by Indigenous peoples as the continuous process of balancing income, saving, investing and spending to...
27 April 2017
Canada’s banks are at an important crossroads when it comes to their relationship with Canadian consumers – are banks just businesses like any other or are they fundamental to our financial well-being and, therefore, leading actors when it comes to helping Canadians build their financial security and health?    The globalization of the financial ...
27 April 2017
The Government of Canada wants to hear from you on how they can work with other levels of government, organizations and our communities to better address poverty and develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.   We encourage all individuals and organizations to take the time to provide feedback through their online survey or through other means available (dead...
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