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Prosper Canada calls for federal action to support financially vulnerable Canadians
8 February 2024
Toronto, ON, Feb, 8, 2024/CNW/ – National charity Prosper Canada is calling on the federal government to invest $85 million over five years to provide free financial help to Canadians who have been the hardest hit by the current affordability crisis. The proposed investment would expand community-delivered financial help services to every region in Canada, helpin...
Index Reveals Critical Financial Vulnerability Among Low-Income Canadians, Calls for Targeted Support
29 January 2024
Financial Resilience Institute publishes new Intelligence Memo showing 28% of Canadians report living with low incomes, with 66% ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ or ‘Financially Vulnerable’ as of June 2023. Those gaining access to financial help are more likely to be financially resilient. Vancouver, B.C. January 29, 2024 – Financial Resilienc...
Driving financial impact for people in Canada: the value of cross-sectoral partnerships
26 September 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of social change and financial empowerment, cross-sectorial partnerships have emerged as a promising force for driving impact for low-income individuals. Non-profits bring their significant understanding of the realities faced by low-income individuals and communities. They have on-the-ground experience, a network of community relationships, an...
New resources launched to help financially struggling Canadians improve their financial know-how
14 June 2023
TORONTO, June 14, 2023 /CNW/ - National charity Prosper Canada has launched the Financial Information, Literacy and Capability Project aimed at providing tailored financial information, education and counselling to people living with low and moderate incomes. It is designed to equip people with skills to measurably improve their financial capability and stability and...
March of Dimes Canada and Prosper Canada call on federal government to build a barrier-free Canada Disability Benefit
31 May 2023
OTTAWA, ON, May 31, 2023 /CNW/ - March of Dimes Canada and Prosper Canada call on the Government of Canada to right a history of wrongs that has left people with disabilities in Canada living in poverty. The move comes as Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, has been returned to the House of Commons by the Senate for final parliamentary review. With the end of the l...
Helping Canadians with low incomes to access important benefits
28 April 2023
Tax-Filer Empowerment Canada partners with Prosper Canada to support the Benefits Wayfinder April 27, 2023 OTTAWA – Tax-Filer Empowerment Canada (TFEC), the national association representing Canada’s tax preparation and software industry, today announced a financial partnership with Prosper Canada to expand its Benefits Wayfinder service. “Tax-Filer Empo...
New report shows low-income Canadians are struggling financially but don't have the help they need to recover
11 April 2023
TORONTO, April 11, 2023 /CNW/ - A new study by national charity Prosper Canada, undertaken with funding support from Co-operators, finds that Canadians with low incomes are increasingly financially vulnerable but lack access to the financial help they need to rebuild their financial health. The report, Missing for those who need it most: Canada's financial help gap, sho...
H&R Block Integrates Prosper Canada's Benefits Wayfinder Tool into their Online Software Offering
23 March 2023
CALGARY, AB, March 10, 2023 /CNW/ - Today, H&R Block Canada announced the integration of Prosper Canada'sBenefits Wayfinder, an online tool that makes identifying and accessing government benefits easier for Canadians, into their online software. "Prosper Canada is thrilled that H&R Block now includes access to the Benefits Wayfinder tool on their online so...
New study shows 73% of lower-income Canadians now 'financially vulnerable' or 'extremely vulnerable'
14 November 2022
But many can't access the financial help they need TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2022 /CNW/ - A new study conducted by the non-profit Financial Resilience Institute and commissioned by charity Prosper Canada shows that 49 per cent of Canadian households overall are 'extremely vulnerable' or 'financially vulnerable'1 but this pr...
Benefits Wayfinder now includes enhanced help for Canadians with disabilities
8 November 2022
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2022 /CNW/ - Today, national charity Prosper Canada launched an enhanced version of its Benefits Wayfinder, an online tool that makes it easier for Canadians with disabilities to identify and access government benefits to boost their incomes and/or reduce their expenses.Sponsored by TD Bank Group, the Benefits Wayfinder&nbs...
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