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8 September 2021
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
As we celebrate the retirement of financial empowerment champions, Katie Walker and Hélène Ménard, we take the time to reflect on their legacy of work, the impact they’ve had in their organizations and community and the ingredients that make them true champions of financial empowerment.
 
As they embark on their next chapter, it is clear they’ll be leaving big shoes to fill.
26 November 2018
Author: Julie McFayden
The Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) program provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to individuals living on low incomes to help them build their financial health.
19 June 2017
Author: Tara Popovic
As the baby boomer generation heads into retirement many of them are finding themselves financially unprepared. As a result, many Canadians, including those living on low incomes, are turning to financial coaching programs to help them to achieve financial stability in retirement.
11 April 2013
Author: Lynne Woolcott
For 10 years, the FAPS Program has worked with low-income people to address their financial issues, including financial literacy and exclusion.
13 December 2012
Author: Natasha McKenna
Most financial information and retirement advice available is conceived with middle or higher-income Canadians in mind. When we look at retirement planning from a low-income perspective, however, we can see how mainstream information and advice doesn’t always apply and can actually be harmful to the overall well-being of Canadians approaching retirement age or already retired.