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27 May 2020
Like the communities they support, many nonprofits and charities have been hard hit by the pandemic. In times like these, we rely on and appreciate our friends and partners like never before – because they stick with us and support us, even though they too may be under stress and grappling with their own challenges.   Corporate partners play a critical role in s...
27 May 2020
Earlier this month we soft launched the English version of the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), a one-stop online resource that helps vulnerable Canadians identify benefits and financial relief in one place. We are now gearing up for the official launch of both the French and English sites this June. The FRN is clear, easy to follow and features COVID-19 relief measures fro...
27 May 2020
Over eight million Canadians have lost jobs or significant earnings due to COVID-19 and are urgently seeking financial relief.   COVID-19 has also made life much worse for 2M+ Canadians who were already living on low incomes prior to the pandemic:   Many community services they rely on to make ends meet have shut down – e.g. food banks, free internet ...
26 May 2020
Financial security can be thought of as an island where everyone has enough money to meet their needs, now and in the future, while financial insecurity is the sea in which everyone else swims, desperate to keep their heads above water.     This is a stark image, but no starker than the 8.2 million Canadians now facing unemployment or steeply reduced ea...
25 May 2020
WoodGreen, Prosper Canada, and Intuit Canada team up to help low-income filers as the tax filing deadline nears on June 1st.   Due to COVID-19, thousands of low-income Canadians who would normally prepare their taxes through Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) clinics saw their appointments cancelled, leaving many of Canada's most vulnerable people...
13 May 2020
The Financial Relief Navigator - soft launch.  More than seven million Canadians have lost their jobs or seen a drop in earned income due to COVID-19 and are urgently seeking financial relief. For many Canadians on low incomes, COVID-19 has just made their lives much, much worse.  In response to the crisis, we developed the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), an ...
9 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 7-8.April 7Spring is here - stay home!   When we hear someone has been hospitalized by COVID-19, we worry, but we are not powerless.  ...
6 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 6.Introduction   Reminder that as we face a challenge unlike any other, we lean on our friends and family. And we let them know that they ca...
5 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 2-5.April 2, 2020   Ask for help   The last few weeks have been difficult for many people wondering how they could work from home, ...
1 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 1.   Happy Sikh Heritage Month. Thank you to the people on the front line – farmers and truckers, people delivering air cargo, n...
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