Prosper Canada - Parners in Financial Empowerment November 2014 | Issue No. 12

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Website launch

We’ve just launched our new website!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website – – 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.


Highlights in this Issue

What's New

Future Planning Tool

Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities

We’re very excited to be partnering with PLAN Institute and Employment and Social Development Canada to develop financial planning tools for people with disabilities and their families.

Financial Literacy Month

Collaboration is the theme for Financial Literacy Month 2014

November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) and an opportunity to build awareness of the importance of financial literacy.

financial Literacy

Include your voice in FCAC’s consultation – Strengthening Financial Literacy of Priority Groups

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.

ABLE 2015

ABLE 2015 conference planning is in full swing

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.

RDSP Calculator

The RDSP Calculator – a new financial tool for Canadians with disabilities

Canadians with disabilities and their families can now calculate benefits they are entitled to with the new Registered Disability Savings Plan Calculator.

Learn about Financial Empowerment


Helping low-income families improve their financial wellbeing through Financial Coaching

November 04, 2014

Many Canadian households are struggling to get by and are caught in a vicious cycle of debt and poor credit, without any savings to rely on in case of emergencies or loss of income.

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Highlights from the Field

RESP uptake

Designing solutions to improve uptake of RESPs for low-income families

We recently worked with the Bridgeable Designership Program and Peel Children and Youth Initiatives to research and design solutions that help low-income families access and take advantage of RESP support programs, specifically the Canada Learning Bond.



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Upcoming Events

November, 2014

National Financial Literacy Month

View a comprehensive list of financial literacy activities taking place across Canada.

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November 6 - 7, 2014

National Financial Literacy Conference 2014 (Vancouver)
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC

Explore and shape the evolving world of Financial Literacy. The momentum to increase financial literacy in Canada and around the world is stronger than ever.

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November 16 - 22, 2014

Education Savings Week

Mark your calendars and join us to celebrate Education Savings Week from November 16 - 22!.

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November 2014 | Issue No. 12