This report provides a call to action for more targeted support from policymakers, financial institutions and community non profit
organizations for low-income households and Canadian households who are more financially vulnerable. This is particularly important
given inequities, systemic barriers and challenges many of these households face, along with difficulties in accessing financial help.
We are very pleased to share our 2021-2022 Impact Report with you, outlining the efforts, accomplishments, and successes achieved with your unwavering help and support during an unprecedented time for all Canadians.
Prosper Canada presented at the Pathways to Prosperity 2021 National Conference: Financial Empowerment for Newcomers - Evaluation insight from a pilot project.
With funding from the Maple Leaf Centre for Food Security, Prosper Canada worked with e4c and North York Community House to evaluate to what extent access to benefits services increases income and food security. We’re sharing some of what we’ve learned in an infographic after surveying 209 people and interviewing 10 staff and 14 clients about their experiences with food insecurity and access to benefits services.
CVITP is an initiative supported the Canadian government where community organizations offer free tax filing services to eligible individuals living on low incomes.
A plan is needed to ensure that vulnerable people are not made to repay unmanageable
CERB/CRB debts, to pay back the income people lost when their refundable tax benefits were
clawed back because of CERB, and to guarantee that CRB and CWLB are not clawed back from
refundable tax credit payments in the 2021 and 2022 tax years.