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Ontario funding opportunity - financial empowerment

20 September 2016
Prosper Canada is seeking applications from non-profit/charitable organizations to be part of a new project, Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions. 

Prosper Canada is seeking to partner with five non-profit/charitable organizations in Ontario to improve the financial wellbeing of over 50,000 Ontarians living on low incomes. 
Prosper Canada will provide each organization selected to be an Ontario Financial Empowerment Champion (Ontario FEC) with up to $150,000 in funding annually over four and a half years and the training, tools and resources they need to measurably improve the financial wellbeing of 50,000 Ontarians living on low incomes in their communities. 
This call for applications is open for Ontario non-profit/charitable organizations that are currently offering financial empowerment interventions to individuals living on low incomes and are proactive evaluators of their programs. 
Financial empowerment interventions include:
  • Financial literacy education (Delivered directly to individuals living on low incomes or through training other frontline staff to deliver) 
  • One-on-one financial coaching and problem solving services
  • Support to open Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and access the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) and Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG)
  • Assistance with tax filing and accessing government benefits 
  • Support to access basic banking services.
Please click on the links below to review detailed information about the project, application criteria and guidelines. 

If you feel this would be an appropriate opportunity for your organization, please complete the online application and submit all relevant documents by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

Financial Empowerment Brief

There will be two webinar information sessions for organizations to ask questions about the application process. Please review application materials and register for one of the following sessions:

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EDT)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EDT)

Please forward this invitation to other organizations within your network that may be interested in this opportunity.

This project is generously funded by the Government of Ontario. 

Learn more.

If you have any questions about this project or the application process, please contact Ana Fremont at  or 416-665-2828 ext. 2237  / 1-877-568-1571.