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31 July 2019
By: Sophie Roussin, Union des consommateurs English Union des consommateurs est un champion de l’autonomisation financière qui travaille en partenariat avec Prospérité Canada sur le projet de champions de l’autonomisation financière. Dans le cadre de leur travail visant à étendre le soutien en matière d’autonomisation financière au Québec, l&rsqu...
31 July 2019
By: Jenny Benson Pratt, Chair, FENNS  While still in its early days, the Financial Empowerment Network of Nova Scotia (FENNS) is already a testament to the power of partnerships.     Established in October 2018, FENNS is working to raise the levels of financial empowerment (FE) and financial literacy (FL) across the province. The network is br...
31 July 2019
On May 30th, 2019, we were thrilled to officially launch Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financial Empowerment, a new initiative to help cities combat poverty through financial empowerment.       Collaborating with the City of Edmonton and City of Toronto, the first two cities to join the initiative, Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financial Empowerme...
25 July 2019
Prosper Canada is thrilled to announce our status as a 2019 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) Finalist – one of 12 regional finalists in the U.S. and Canada and sixty organizations globally. The IIC awards over one million dollars in prizes to future of work entrepreneurs in four categories that holistically represent the solution types necessary to build an ...
30 May 2019
TORONTO (May 30, 2019) – National charity, Prosper Canada launched the Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financial Empowerment, a new initiative to help cities combat poverty through financial empowerment.     Launched with the City of Edmonton and City of Toronto, the first two cities to join the initiative, Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financ...
27 May 2019
Submitted by Plan Institute. Disability is financially challenging for individuals and families. Therefore, it is vastly important that people living with disabilities and their families have access to all of the government benefits that they are entitled to, and have a solid financial plan in place for the future. One of the most impactful financial tools availa...
27 May 2019
Submitted by ABC Life Literacy Canada. Financial Literacy has been a hot topic for several years now, and schools across the country are beginning to integrate financial literacy programming into their curriculum, as they should. But while our youth are improving their financial literacy skills at school, an important group of people who could benefit from financial litera...
27 May 2019
The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a unique gathering of leading experts from all sectors dedicated to developing sustainable financial empowerment solutions that enable people living on low income to build their financial security and move from poverty to opportunity.    ABLE showcases the latest research on the financial challenges facing vulnera...
27 May 2019
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal Minister for Children, Families and Social Development recently shared the following information on enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) implemented via the government’s 2019 Budget legislation. These changes are retroactive to January 1, 2019.     We are passing this information on, as it is impor...
27 May 2019
It is discouraging to see so many households continuing to struggle financially. The good news is that household financial issues are getting far more attention from policy makers and researchers than ever before, and new insights on financial challenges and needs, as well as solutions, are being generated and shared every day.     Here are two new repo...
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