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29 November 2019
The Shared Path: First Nations financial wellness defines financial wellness in the context of First Nations Peoples and communities, reviews why it matters, provides a conceptual framework to help clarify the determinants of financial wellness, and identifies barriers, needs, best practices and principles for building the financial wellness of Indigenous individuals, fam...
29 November 2019
Canadians roundly criticized Prime Minister Kim Campbell in 1993 for her ill-advised declaration that elections were no time to talk about policy. Reflecting on this year’s federal election though, you can’t help but feel there was a grain of truth in her comment.    In elections, parties and candidates typically collapse complex policy issues in...
28 November 2019
Français Ottawa residents join EBO Financial Education Centre in celebrating its 40th anniversary! The Mayor proclaims November 7, 2019, Financial Empowerment Day in Ottawa.   On November 6, more than 125 guests—including members, partners and funders of EBO Financial Education Centre—gathered at Ottawa City Hall to celebrate the 40th annive...
28 November 2019
Française  By Guylaine Fauteux  Like it or not, money plays a big part in everyone’s life. This includes couples living together. Spouses will always have different levels of financial education and different financial habits. So how do you bridge the gap and prevent things from falling apart? Communication is key. To foster communication, partner...
28 November 2019
Français November 28, 2019 (Toronto) – Prosper Canada and the Canadian Council on Social Development today released a new report comparing household financial health across Canada’s 35 largest cities.    A multi-phase research initiative sponsored by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Urban Spotlight: Neighbourho...
25 September 2019
Français More than 30 budget counselling organizations, including Ottawa’s EBO Financial Education Centre, met on September 19, 2019, near Québec City, to discuss and share the results of the impact study by Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund as well as its recommendations. The microloan program has been in existence since 2002 and is offered today by 35 communi...
25 September 2019
Learning how to save money can come in many forms such as sticking to a budget, cutting spending and finding the right tools to help you. For those living on low income, saving can be an even greater challenge however; one proven way is finding ways to boost your tax refund. Alex* became a Tax Time Savings (TTS) participant recruited from one of the free tax clinics ope...
25 September 2019
by Geneviève Tallmeister, SmartSAVER  We know that many parents are going through great lengths to save - whether it be through coupons when grocery shopping, finding the best back-to-school deals, or packing a brown bag lunch for their child. According to recent research by Mintel, 86 per cent of households who make less than $50,000 annually use a rewards o...
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...
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