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22 August 2018
Allyson Schmidt is a financial empowerment coach at the Credit Counselling Service of Sault Ste. Marie & District (CCS) where she helps clients reach their financial goals by connecting them to helpful resources and services that can help improve their financial well-being. Since April 1st of this year, CCS has helped clients access $1.1 million in benefits through ta...
21 August 2018
Katie Walker, Social Worker, The City of Edmonton The importance of supporting education after high school to increase financial capacity building is a well-known strategy in the area of financial empowerment. For the Edmonton Financial Empowerment Collaborative and the City of Edmonton, we have been providing train the trainer sessions to service providers directly ...
21 August 2018
ABC Life Literacy Canada Thirty years ago, students were able to pay for their own post-secondary education by working summer and part-time jobs. These days, if a student is lucky enough to land a summer job it might pay for their textbooks – maybe. It is estimated that the full cost of a 4-year undergraduate degree from a Canadian university in 2035 could cost over ...
21 August 2018
Springboard's Community Learning HUB is a learning platform for social service agencies across Canada looking to integrate innovative and engaging approaches to learning for at-risk populations.       The platform features six thematic areas of learning content designed to empower human growth and development, including: • Finance...
21 August 2018
SmartSAVER is excited to share that over 15,000 children have now accessed their Canada Learning Bonds through StartMyRESP. They expect that number to keep growing quickly as they’ve made some improvements.   Now, families can complete the form without entering Social Insurance Numbers for themselves or their children online. But they must have these when t...
21 August 2018
There are many reasons to build savings, for example to create an emergency fund, or to put aside money for a large purchase. For parents, starting to save for your child’s post secondary education as soon as possible is extremely valuable. There are many advantages to pursuing higher education. In addition to building greater resiliency in life, higher education ca...
23 July 2018
TORONTO, July 23, 2018 – A new money management booklet was recently published to support organizations and communities serving Indigenous Peoples with money conversations. Developed jointly by AFOA Canada and Prosper Canada, Managing Your Money: Tools and tips to help you meet your goals features a number of interactive worksheets to help Indigenous individuals and fa...
26 June 2018
OTTAWA, June 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, and the National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy today announced the members of the Financial Literacy Research Sub-Committee for 2018-2020. This group of thought-leaders will build on the landmark National Research Plan on Financial Literacy, which was developed by the inaugural Sub...
25 June 2018
Leaders of Canada’s nonprofit and charitable sector recently launched an initiative for a first-of-its-kind national, portable retirement income plan.   With a steady decline in pension plan coverage outside of the public sector, building a secure retirement is increasingly an issue for workers.  Learn more.
22 June 2018
Canadians are experiencing unprecedented levels of household debt, while failing to save adequately for both short term emergencies and their retirement. Consider these facts:   On average, Canadians owe $1.71 for every dollar of annual income Our total household debt is greater than our GDP (101 per cent) and the highest in the OECD The Internati...
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