News and Events

27 April 2017
Canada’s banks are at an important crossroads when it comes to their relationship with Canadian consumers – are banks just businesses like any other or are they fundamental to our financial well-being and, therefore, leading actors when it comes to helping Canadians build their financial security and health?    The globalization of the financial ...
27 April 2017
The Government of Canada wants to hear from you on how they can work with other levels of government, organizations and our communities to better address poverty and develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.   We encourage all individuals and organizations to take the time to provide feedback through their online survey or through other means available (dead...
26 April 2017
Prosper Canada is excited to introduce E4C, Bissell Centre, and Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women as Financial Empowerment Champions (FECs) working in partnership in Edmonton. This is one of five nationwide partnerships aiming to expand financial empowerment interventions to improve the financial well-being of Canadians living on low incomes. Through their...
21 April 2017
Prosper Canada is currently supporting the City of Toronto to explore, assess and select opportunities to integrate financial empowerment services within existing municipal program delivery. Through this collaboration, Prosper Canada is working with City of Toronto staff to develop a tailored financial empowerment integration strategy and implementation plan with the goal...
21 April 2017
On March 7, 2017, Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre visited our partners at The Working Centre in Kitchener, Ontario to announce funding for two financial empowerment programs.     The Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) program, created by West Neighbourhood Ho...
13 April 2017
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves people living on low incomes? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education?   Register for the online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course which starts on September 18, 2017.    Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-...
31 March 2017
Toronto, March 31, 2017 – The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), CARP and Prosper Canada today praised Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa who announced that the provincial government will soon introduce legislative amendments that will strengthen investor protection for Ontarians and send a strong deterrent message to those who abuse ...
24 March 2017
On March 22, 2017 the federal government released its 2017 Budget which focused heavily on skills and innovation to help Canadians adapt to a changing economy and labour market, while also making substantial investments in affordable housing, child care, transit and indigenous communities. For highlights of these investments, as well as those related to families, newcomers a...
13 March 2017
Call for participants    We want to know about your experience with accessing government benefits.   If you live in Toronto, are over the age of 18, and sometimes struggle to cover your expenses, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help us make it easier for people to access government benefits.    Prosper Canada is workin...
8 March 2017
The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation of New Brunswick (ESIC), in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada are hosting seven Get Your Piece of the Money Pie super clinics to help low-income New Brunswickers file their taxes, get their children a Social Insurance Number, and sign them up for the Canada Learning Bond in one easy step. At the super ...
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