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25 October 2016
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). This year’s FLM theme “Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!” promotes the idea that different stages of life demand different sets of financial literacy skills, and managing money and debt will help in making responsible financial decisions. ​​Throughout November, organizations and individuals fr...
24 October 2016
People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty.    "Break the Barriers," Citizens for Public Justice annual report on poverty in Canada, comes out on the Intern...
11 October 2016
On November 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST), we’ll hear from three community organizations in Canada about the strategies they use to support tax filing in alternative approaches to the tax clinic – both at tax time and year round. These speakers will address year-round tax filing support using volunteer and staff delivery models, and the use of drop-in/...
11 October 2016
On November 2, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT), experts will share their knowledge and practices on what it takes to host volunteer income tax clinics. If you’re considering hosting a volunteer income tax clinic this tax season or just want to know what it takes to run one, join Nancy McKenna, CVITP / CRA, Lay Lee Lo and Irene Chan, Agincourt Community Services As...
6 October 2016
In 2015 Community Foundations of Canada released Belonging: Exploring Connections to the Community – a national Vital Signs report that sparked an ongoing exploration and focus on belonging in Canada. What is belonging? What influences it? Why is it important? Vital Signs defines belonging simply as being a part of a collective we. It's a two...
30 September 2016
In-person consultation sessions are taking place across Canada to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.    Did you know that approximately 14 per cent of Canadians aged 15 years or older reported having a disability that limited them in their daily activities? And that there are approximately 411,000 working-aged Canadians with disabil...
28 September 2016
There was a time, not very long ago, when Canadians were savers.   In 1982, we routinely set aside 20 per cent of our yearly income for large household purchases, education, starting businesses, retirement or just plain rainy days. Having a savings ‘nest egg’ was accepted wisdom and the norm.   Then something changed…    ...
26 September 2016
When micro-financiers first began extending small loans to low-income households decades ago their approach challenged conventional notions of business and charity and was dismissed as high-risk and unsustainable. The skeptics were wrong. Around the world, micro-lending proved that low-income clients are not only responsible money managers they’re also an excellent ...
26 September 2016
Join organizations across Canada the week of November 14-20, 2016 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...
20 September 2016
Prosper Canada is seeking applications from non-profit/charitable organizations to be part of a new project, Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions.  Prosper Canada is seeking to partner with five non-profit/charitable organizations in Ontario to improve the financial wellbeing of over 50,000 Ontarians living on low incomes.    Prosper Canada will pr...
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