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16 December 2020
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Vancouver, like many cities across Canada is experiencing high rental rates and low apartment vacancies making it exceptionally challenging to find affordable housing. For those who now find themselves unemployed, the situation is even more precarious. Jennifer*, a Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) financial coaching client, found herself facing financial difficulties and the real risk of becoming homeless, she reached out to the free C19 Money Navigator service for help. 
 
  
26 November 2020
Author: Lindsay Visser
Since October 2018, the Financial Empowerment Network of Nova Scotia (FENNS) has worked to raise the levels of financial empowerment and financial literacy across Nova Scotia. Representing a broad spectrum of public, private and non-profit sector groups, we bring together organizations working to increase financial understanding with organizations whose work is directly affected by that lack of understanding. 
29 October 2020
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
There is no doubt that the ability to leverage innovative and useful tools such as Zoom, smart phones and other video platforms has ensured that during the pandemic, important meetings, relationships and support networks could be maintained. However, in our zeal to embrace technology and its ability to keep us connected we are reminded that, in some cases, this simply cannot replace, nor should it, the experience of being able to connect face-to-face. 
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 September 2019
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Understanding finances and developing good money habits can be a daunting task for many young people. The good news is that with proper guidance and a solid support system, youth can take charge of their financial situation and develop a sound foundation to carry them through adulthood.
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