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19 June 2020
Author: Galen MacLusky and Glenna Harris
Galen MacGlusky and Glenna Harris of Prosper Canada write in Tamarak Institutes' June, 2020 blog about Prosper Canada's network of 14 Financial Empowerment champion (FEC) - organizations that aim to expand proven financial empowerment interventions in communities across the country, and how these organizations see the way through to supporting Canadians weather the current financial crisis.

Originally published by Tamarack
25 March 2019
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Alice came to the Thunder Bay Counselling (TBC) office distraught, overwhelmed and defeated. She had not been receiving any direct income for some time and was relying on friends and family to help her to pay rent, food and health expenses.
28 September 2018
Author: Simi Khosa
The Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) program provides one-on-one financial problem-solving, tax filing assistance and financial education workshops to Ontarians with low and modest incomes and urgent financial problems.
14 March 2018
Author: Elizabeth Mulholland
On February 21 2018, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos shared what Canadians have told him about poverty. He heard that poverty isn’t just about not enough money. Poverty goes hand in hand with hunger, inadequate housing, poor physical and mental health, discrimination, and social exclusion.
20 December 2017
Author: Chloe Stanois
Rachid came to Canada from Syria with his wife and three children as government sponsored refugees. They had the support of friends within the community, as well as Reception House for settlement assistance.
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