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25 September 2019
Financial empowerment must be included in federal party policy. Let’s spread the word that financial insecurity should be included in all policy platforms.    The ABLE Financial Empowerment Policy and Research Action Group has designed a toolkit to provide context, frame the “asks” and help you locate your MP and candidates, including how to...
24 September 2019
Français Have you saved the date for the 2020 ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference yet? Join financial empowerment leaders from across the country on May 6-7 at the Fredericton Convention Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Planning for the conference is underway and we’ll be rolling out details on the speakers and agenda shortly. Under the conference the...
24 September 2019
On September 18, 2019, Adam Fair, Vice President, Strategy and Impact, presented alongside two other Canada/U.S. Regional Finalists at the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge at the MaRS Discovery District. Adam presented our online benefits screening solution to more than 200 audience members and a panel of judges, sharing its potential to help low-income...
24 September 2019
Many Canadians are struggling to save. Behavioural science and our personal experience reinforce that we’d rather spend than sock away our hard-earned dollars. But for modest-income Canadians, it’s proving to be less of a choice.  Recent research is highlighting some alarming trends. Fully one third of Canadians are “...
2 August 2019
Last year TD launched The Ready Commitment, their new corporate citizenship platform targeting $1 Billion by 2030 in four key areas:    financial security  a more vibrant planet  connected communities; and  better health  As part of this commitment, TD partnered with key non-profit partners, like Prosper Canada...
1 August 2019
In today’s non-profit landscape, there are challenges that are common to many organizations. Lack of resources, funding, sustainability, and an increasing demand for services, often result in difficulty building capacity. The magnitude of these issues can be quite daunting however, there is a burgeoning appreciation for the benefits of creating critical partnerships...
31 July 2019
By: Sophie Roussin, Union des consommateurs English Union des consommateurs est un champion de l’autonomisation financière qui travaille en partenariat avec Prospérité Canada sur le projet de champions de l’autonomisation financière. Dans le cadre de leur travail visant à étendre le soutien en matière d’autonomisation financière au Québec, l&rsqu...
31 July 2019
By: Jenny Benson Pratt, Chair, FENNS  While still in its early days, the Financial Empowerment Network of Nova Scotia (FENNS) is already a testament to the power of partnerships.     Established in October 2018, FENNS is working to raise the levels of financial empowerment (FE) and financial literacy (FL) across the province. The network is br...
31 July 2019
On May 30th, 2019, we were thrilled to officially launch Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financial Empowerment, a new initiative to help cities combat poverty through financial empowerment.       Collaborating with the City of Edmonton and City of Toronto, the first two cities to join the initiative, Prosperity Gateways - Cities for Financial Empowerme...
25 July 2019
Prosper Canada is thrilled to announce our status as a 2019 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) Finalist – one of 12 regional finalists in the U.S. and Canada and sixty organizations globally. The IIC awards over one million dollars in prizes to future of work entrepreneurs in four categories that holistically represent the solution types necessary to build an ...
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