Financial Empowerment Champions Project 2016-2020
Les champions de l’autonomisation financière formeront également d’autres fournisseurs locaux de services pour la prestation de soutiens en matière d’autonomisation financière. Ils travailleront en outre avec Prospérité Canada pour mesurer l’impact de leurs services et définir les façons de constamment les améliorer.
Pour toute question au sujet de ce projet, veuillez communiquer avec John Stephenson par courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org ou par téléphone au 416 665-2828, poste 2233 ou au 1 877 568-1571. On peut également trouver des renseignements additionnels dans le document Foire aux questions.
First Nations Financial Wellness Project
This project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving Program (2017-2021)
Expanding Financial Empowerment for Newcomers (2017-2020)
This project aims to provide frontline staff at settlement agencies with training and resources to accurately assess newcomers’ financial literacy, connect newcomers to appropriate information, and help them plan financially for a successful settlement. Through research and service design with project partners, Prosper Canada will develop an online financial literacy facilitator course, a financial coaching toolkit, and an online assessment tool. This project builds on the work conducted in the Financial Literacy for Newcomers project.
Prosper Canada is delivering this project in partnership with three community-based organizations:
This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) Program (2015-2017)
Created by West Neighbourhood House, the FEPS Program provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to Ontarians with low incomes to help them build their financial health. Prosper Canada helped strengthen delivery of the FEPS program by three Toronto sites, West Neighbourhood House, Jane/Finch Centre, and Agincourt Community Services Association. It has also supported FEPS expansion to two new sites, EBO Financial Education Centre* in Ottawa and The Working Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo.
*EBO is now part of the Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions project.
Funded by: Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Financial Literacy for Newcomers (2009-2017)
Conducted in three phases, this project aimed to improve the quality of financial literacy supports for low-income newcomers during their initial settlement period. Prosper Canada delivered financial literacy training to 288 staff at settlement agencies, and supported the delivery and evaluation of financial literacy courses to 1,375 newcomers.
Strengthening evaluation of financial literacy programs in Canada (2015-2017)
Prosper Canada, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) collaborated to create the Financial Literacy Outcome Evaluation Tool. This tool allows public, private and community-based groups engaged in financial education to design their own tailor-made evaluation plans.
Funded by: Canadian Bankers Association (CBA)
Partner: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
The MPower Money Coaching Program (2015-2016)
The MPower Money Coaching Program is a pilot project developed by Prosper Canada and delivered through three City of Toronto employment centres. The program helped participating individuals who are on social assistance and/or seeking employment to identify, plan for, and achieve personal financial goals supported by volunteer professional financial planners trained to provide financial coaching to people with low-incomes.
Funded by a consortium of companies including: AGF, Bridgehouse Asset Managers, Dynamic Funds, Franklin Templeton Investments, IA Clarington Investments Inc., The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, PwC Management Services LP, Primerica, Sun Life Global Investments, and Zavitz Insurance. Volunteers from the financial planning community are being recruited with the assistance of three professional associations – Advocis, the Financial Planning Standards Council, and Independent Financial Brokers of Canada.
Co-founded with Prosper Canada in 2010, the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund awarded $10.4 million in grants to 139 community organizations across Canada for community financial literacy education. Grants were awarded for innovation, research and development, and strategic program development in the area of community-based financial literacy.
Funded by: TD Bank Group
Independent Living Account (2006-2014)
The ILA program helped people develop financial knowledge and skills, and gave them access to the mainstream financial institutions they needed to live independently. Over 500 shelter residents participated in the program. Collectively, they saved over $160,000 from the time the initial pilot program began, leveraging a further $360,000 in matching funds to support their move to self-sufficiency. Two hundred and thirty-six shelter residents were able to successfully move to permanent housing.
Funded by: The City of Toronto and TD Bank Group
Registered Education Savings Plans (2014)
Prosper Canada worked with the Bridgeable Designership Program and Peel Children and Youth Initiatives to research and design solutions that help low-income families access and take advantage of RESP support programs, specifically the Canada Learning Bond. After in-depth research and a co-creation workshop that brought together a variety of stakeholders, two web-based prototypes were selected and validated with a range of stakeholders.
Partners: Bridgeable Designership Program and Peel Children and Youth Initiatives