Newcomers

Expanding Financial Empowerment for Newcomers (2017-2020)
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. Through research and service design with project partners, Prosper Canada will develop an online financial literacy facilitator course, a financial coaching toolkit, and an online assessment tool. This project builds on the work conducted in the Financial Literacy for Newcomers project.

This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  
 
TD Financial Literacy Seminars (2014)
This project aims to introduce new Canadians to the Canadian banking and credit systems through financial literacy seminars delivered by TD volunteers.
 
This project was funded by TD Bank Group, co-founder and supporter of the Prosper Canada Centre for Financial Literacy.
 
Financial Literacy for Newcomers
 
Phase 3 (2013-2017)
This project builds on the work conducted in Phase 1 and 2. The project aims to provide financial literacy training to 288 staff at settlement agencies and support the delivery and evaluation of financial literacy courses to 1,375 newcomers. Newcomer serving organizations will have a strong community of practice, research evidence and online tools and resources to support their work as a result. 
 
Phase 2 (2012-2013)
Phase 2 of the Financial Literacy for Newcomers project aims to develop new financial literacy tools and translated resource to help immigrant-serving organizations to continue integrating financial literacy into their core services.
 
Phase 1 (2009)
Financial Literacy for Newcomers aims to improve the quality of financial literacy supports for low-income newcomers during their initial settlement period. Newcomers will be more likely to succeed and adapt more quickly to life in Canada as a result.
 
This project was funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
 
Newcomers and Aboriginal Communities Project (2009-2012)
This project aims to build the capacity of facilitators serving newcomers to deliver effective targeted financial literacy education. As a result, 1,500 people received financial literacy education and supports in 10 communities across Canada.  
 
This project was funded by Royal Bank of Canada Foundation.