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25 September 2017
Higher education is a valuable opportunity for all Canadians. Not only can it increase income earning potential for many who pursue it, but post-secondary education can also be a route out of poverty for many people living on low incomes. However, the reality is that only 30 per cent of students from the lowest income quintile end up attending post-secondary education. Ev...
22 September 2017
September 22, 2017, Vancouver – Plan Institute and Prosper Canada today launched the online Future Planning Tool to help persons with disabilities and those who support them to plan for the future. The Future Planning Tool is intended to promote long-term well-being for Canadians with disabilities by helping them and their families to accomplish their future pl...
21 September 2017
Join us on October 4, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) for a free webinar about high cost lending in Canada. Thousands of Canadians rely on fringe financial products like payday loans each year. These kind of lending products can be accessed faster than traditional forms of credit, but at a much higher cost in fees compared to mainstream lending rates. In this webinar, Jerry...
13 September 2017
ABC Life Literacy Canada is gearing up for Financial Literacy Month with Money Matters sessions in communities across Canada. The Money Matters program helps learners develop the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to talk about their finances and make financial decisions for themselves and their families.    A survey by the Financial Planning Standar...
13 September 2017
Bright, beautiful, interactive and simple to use, Managing your money, offers a series of seven worksheets to help Indigenous individuals and families to set and work towards money goals. Each financial topic and activity features artwork by Simon Brascoupé paired with a teaching from the animal world that draws on their skills, strengths and experiences in managing resou...
13 September 2017
Prosper Canada has received funding from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) to carry out the following three research initiatives that will help public, private, and non-profit sector stakeholders shed light on household financial vulnerability in Canada, and what to do about it.    Launch a national financial health mappin...
13 September 2017
Prosper Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the Expanding Financial Empowerment for Newcomers project. This project aims to provide frontline staff at settlement agencies with training and resources to accurately assess newcomers’ financial literacy, connect newcomers to appropriate information, and help them plan financially for a successful settlement.&nbs...
13 September 2017
Prosper Canada is partnering with the Family Support Unit at Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) to provide financial coaching training for Family Support Workers. The goal of this project is to support Ontario Works clients to achieve greater financial stability through individual coaching sessions with TESS staff. Prosper Canada will deliver training and pro...
5 September 2017
If you have a disability or support a person who does, join our free webinar on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)/ 10:00 am -11:30 am (PST) to learn how planning for A Good Life can lead to achieving greater peace of mind about the present.   Brendon Pooran, Founder and principal lawyer, PooranLaw Professional Corporation; Ted Kuntz, Chair, Bo...
31 August 2017
Casey Cosgrove: A financial education pioneer It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Casey Cosgrove’s passing.   Casey was a cherished friend and colleague, as well as one of Canada’s earliest and most passionate champions of community financial education. Those who knew him will remember him most for his irrepressible energy and entrepre...
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