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New report provides recommendations for The Disability Tax Credit
15 June 2016
A new report published by The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary titled The Disability Tax Credit: Why it fails and how to fix it explains the limitations of the disability tax credit and provides recommendations on how to improve it. The disability tax credit is currently only helping a small number of Canadians living with a disabil...
A chance to make banking better
31 May 2016
The 2016 federal Budget announced a forthcoming review of Canada’s banking legislation that will be an important opportunity to strengthen financial inclusion and protection for people with low incomes in Canada. Specifically, the federal government announced it will postpone the deadline for a mandatory 5-year review of Canada’s Bank Act until Marc...
Register now for our online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course
30 May 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves people living on low incomes? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education? Register for the online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course which starts on September 12, 2016. Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-use...
Free financial literacy facilitator training workshop - Saskatoon
30 May 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education? Prosper Canada and READ Saskatoon invite you to join us for a two-day financial literacy facilitator training workshop!When: Thursday September 15th and Friday September 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST)Whe...
Free financial literacy facilitator training workshop - Toronto
26 May 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education? Prosper Canada and South Riverdale Community Health Centre invite you to join us for a two-day financial literacy facilitator training workshop!When: Monday June 13th and Tuesday June 14th from 9:00 a.m. to ...
Ontario Investing in Improving Financial Literacy
19 May 2016
Ontario is helping people living on low incomes to build their financial literacy skills by partnering with Prosper Canada to provide financial education services in communities across Ontario, including two new programs in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo. As part of the province's two-year, $1.5 million investment in Prosper Canada, the Financial Empowerment...
Funding opportunity - financial empowerment
4 May 2016
françaisProsper Canada is seeking applications from non-profit/charitable organizations to be part of a new project, Financial Empowerment Champions. Prosper Canada will collaborate with five organizations across the country to improve the financial wellbeing of over one million Canadians living on low incomes. Project funding of up to $150,000 a...
In memoriam: Peter Nares
8 April 2016
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of our founder, colleague, friend, and mentor, Peter Nares. Peter will be missed as a dear colleague and friend, but also as a visionary with an unstoppable belief in the desire and capacity of all people to forge a decent life for themselves and their families, and a bottomless desire to give those burdened by ...
Government of Canada helps empower Canadians to build their financial health
7 April 2016
Toronto - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today announced more than $5.3 million in funding to Prosper Canada for its Financial Empowerment Champions project for vulnerable Canadians. Funded through the Children and Families component of the Social Development and Partnerships Program (SDPP), the project sets out to hel...
2016 Federal Budget good news for Canadians living in poverty
24 March 2016
Yesterday’s 2016 federal budget, entitled Growing the Middle Class, was good news for many Canadians with low and modest incomes, containing many positive changes and investments in income supports, post-secondary education financing, youth employment, transit, affordable housing, and infrastructure and programs to support a renewed relationship with Canada’s ...
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