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Register now for our Financial Literacy Facilitator Training
5 December 2016
Do you work with people living on low incomes? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education? Prosper Canada and Meridian invite you to join us for FREE Financial Literacy Facilitator Training!When: Thursday December 15th and Friday December 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Meridian's Bay & Richmond Training Branch ...
Financial literacy five years in: How we can build a more lasting legacy
24 November 2016
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and the perfect time to reflect on how we are doing when it comes to building the financial knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians. In the five short years since the federal Task Force on Financial Literacy issued its landmark report, financial literacy efforts in Canada have come a long way. Our national an...
Submission to Finance Canada’s Financial Sector Review
23 November 2016
In response to a recent Finance Canada consultation on Canada’s Financial Sector Framework, Prosper Canada worked with interested ABLE partners to develop and submit recommendations to further strengthen financial inclusion and protection for Canadians with low incomes. Our joint submission was prepared with: 4 Pillars Consulting Group, Acorn Canada, ABC Life Litera...
Announcing Canada's first Financial Empowerment Champions
15 November 2016
FrançaisToronto, November 15, 2016 – Prosper Canada is pleased to announce the selection of the following organizations as Canada’s first Financial Empowerment Champion organizations: E4C, Edmonton AB Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver BC Momentum, Calgary AB SEED Winnipeg/Community Financial Counselling Services, Winnipeg MB Uni...
Financial Pathways Collaborative
11 November 2016
An unprecedented eight financial institutions and three community based partners have launched a new collaborative in Edmonton and the surrounding area that is focused on helping community members living in low income build money management skills and effective budgeting practices, as well as help them gain access to available government benefits and subsidies. ...
Register now for our online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course
2 November 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education? Register for the online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course which starts on January 16, 2017. Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-use program to meet ...
Payday loans on the rise, and not just among low-income Canadians
2 November 2016
Business News Network (BNN) speaks with Jane Rooney, financial literacy leader at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). This video digs into the details of FCAC's recent survey that shows an increase in the use of payday loans among Canadians of all tax brackets.Watch.
Financial Literacy Month 2016 – Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!
25 October 2016
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). This year’s FLM theme “Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!” promotes the idea that different stages of life demand different sets of financial literacy skills, and managing money and debt will help in making responsible financial decisions. Throughout November, organizations and individuals fr...
Break the Barriers: Millions in Canada still struggle to get by
24 October 2016
People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty. "Break the Barriers," Citizens for Public Justice annual report on poverty in Canada, comes out on the Intern...
Webinar: Tax filing supports - Alternatives to tax clinics
11 October 2016
On November 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST), we’ll hear from three community organizations in Canada about the strategies they use to support tax filing in alternative approaches to the tax clinic – both at tax time and year round. These speakers will address year-round tax filing support using volunteer and staff delivery models, and the use of drop-in/...
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