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4 September 2021
The Winnipeg Sun // A unique program is offering young Indigenous Manitobans the opportunity to learn important money management skills, while also offering those lessons in a way that can help them to build confidence, and understand more about their own culture and background.Read
10 June 2021
Prosper Canada joins other Canadians in condemning the horrific attack in London, Ontario that resulted in the deaths of Salman Afzaal, his wife Madiha Salman, their daughter Jumna, and Salman Afzaal's mother, and the injury of the couple’s 9-year-old son, Fayez – all of whom were attacked because they were Muslims. We encourage governments and law enforcemen...
9 June 2021
The pandemic experience is often likened to living through a war. Lives have been tragically lost and many more are still at stake. We are all implicated and affected. We don’t know when or how this will end, but we are tired and yearn for a return to the freedoms and the relative safety we enjoyed before the pandemic.   Wars are also frequently socie...
31 May 2021
Submitted by SEED WinnipegSEED Winnipeg, in partnership with the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre and Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc., worked together to translate the Money Stories curriculum into Cree, Oji-Cree, and Ojibwe.  Money Stories is a unique, intergenerational money management training program grounded in an Indigenous worldview using a str...
31 May 2021
Submitted by the EBO Centre Français   In 2020 the EBO Centre tested a "Financial Empowerment Budget Coaching Program" with a “vitamin-effect” component (financial incentive). It was based on EBO's budget counselling model for socially and economically vulnerable people developed using over 40 years of practice.    Workin...
28 May 2021
Recover and Rebuild:  Helping Canadians build financial security during the pandemic and beyond     Connect with frontline practitioners in our spring series as we share knowledge, tools and resources and to learn what organizations are doing to meet the needs and demands of struggling Canadians in these unprecedented times. Our fall series will offer pane...
28 May 2021
Edmonton launches their integrated financial empowerment program   The City of Edmonton (with support from Prosper Canada) launched their integrated financial empowerment program on January 6, 2021. Since then, City of Edmonton social workers have been connecting with residents who live on a low income, helping them navigate difficult financial challenges, and refer...
28 May 2021
The Government of Canada has launched two calls for proposals for multi-year projects to support vulnerable communities across Canada.    The funding calls support projects that focus on the following objectives:   Financial Empowerment for low income people: Develop and carry out financial empowerment services and supports to help increase the f...
28 May 2021
Seymour Consulting is a collaborative partner of Prosper Canada. It is a Canadian consulting firm and social enterprise working to help improve the financial resilience and well-being of all Canadians, including in particular more financially vulnerable populations.    Check out this E-brief around how more financially vulnerable Canadians are most challenged b...
16 April 2021
Benefits Canada Magazine // With many employees struggling with finances since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, two experts, Elizabeth Mullholland, CEO of Prosper Canada and Joe Nunes, co-founder and executive chairman of Actuarial Solutions Inc., weigh in on the viability of offering a workplace emergency savings benefit.Read
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