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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
31 March 2021
The Toronto Star // Advocates for low-income Canadians say the government needs to invest in community financial help services, or risk leaving hundreds of thousands of Canadians out of the COVID-19 recovery.   Elizabeth Mulholland, CEO of charity Prosper Canada, said the COVID-19 pandemic has made life harder, riskier and more expensive for low-income Canadians. ...
24 March 2021
Submitted by ACEF du Nord de Montréal   Français Do you know how your credit report affects your life and your ability to meet some of your basic needs, such as obtaining housing, a job or even insurance? Originally, credit reports were used by banks and other lenders to check your ability to repay credit. Today, the reasons for its use have exploded. ...
24 March 2021
Since the onset of the pandemic we have seen an extraordinary increase in liquid savings. As a society our spending and saving habits have changed significantly.  In Canada alone, the savings rate in the first half of 2020 increased to 28.2 per cent, up from 3.6 per cent before the pandemic. This behaviour points to our need to be “financially secure”. Ye...
24 March 2021
The Common Good Plan has finally launched, offering not-for-profit employers across Canada the opportunity to provide an easy-to-use, low-cost retirement plan to their workers. The Steering Committee behind this initiative is calling on organizations to invest in their employees' financial wellness, at a time when they need it most. Check out The Philanthropist piece by...
24 March 2021
Canada has many income benefit programs that many Canadians find difficult to navigate, however benefit application processes for people with disabilities are the most challenging of all.     In 2020, Prosper Canada embarked on a three-year Access to Benefits for Persons with Disabilities project in partnership with Disability Alliance B.C., the Social ...
24 March 2021
Social distancing has “pushed” more people to use online banking, order multitudes of items from their computer and even scan, pay and bag their own groceries. Self-service is a widely accepted way of providing more services with fewer resources. Though there are some drawbacks, it has also proven that with the right tools, and just a little help, people can p...
24 March 2021
We are excited to welcome PayPal as our most recent supporter. PayPal’s donation will support Prosper Canada's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Plan to scale financial services that will help struggling Canadians to access emergency benefits, build a budget, and make a financial recovery plan.      “According to Statistics Canada in the past...
24 March 2021
As we mark the end of one year living with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are taking stock of our experience and laying plans for the coming year, happily anticipating a transition back to life as we once knew it.    The pandemic has changed us though, in many ways – for better and for worse. Some things have changed irrevocably. We have lost people...
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 Commun...
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