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Anxiety looms as funding for financial empowerment programs for low-income Ontarians set to expire

17 March 2021
CBC News // Programs have helped more than 100,000 Ontarians tap into $391.3M in new income.
Carla Macias barely spoke English when she landed in Toronto from Ecuador with her two sons 14 years ago. As a newcomer, she struggled to find out how she could go to school, earn a living and help support her children.
She later came to Toronto's Jane Finch Community and Family Centre and learned from staff about how she could apply for government benefits, funding to go to school and file her income taxes — for free.