News and Events

22 June 2017
On June 20, 2017 Prosper Canada CEO Elizabeth Mulholland sat on a panel to discuss the guaranteed annual income pilot project in Ontario for The Basic Income Debate on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Watch the full debate
20 June 2017
Canada’s elected leaders have taken to referring to modest- and middle-income households as struggling Canadians, but they are often short on details when it comes to who is struggling and why.   Community organizations have been aware for some time of a sea change in the financial lives of Canadians – more people cobbling together an income from mult...
16 June 2017
SEED Winnipeg (SEED) has partnered with Community Financial Counselling Services on Prosper Canada’s national Financial Empowerment Champions (FECs) project. They represent one of five FECs collectively working to improve the financial well-being of one million Canadians living on low incomes by 2020.    We recently spoke with Carinna Rosales, Co-Direc...
12 June 2017
Join us on August 23, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (EDT) for a webinar with Liz Mulholland, CEO of Prosper Canada, to learn about income volatility in Canada.  Nearly four out of ten adult Canadians experience month-to-month income changes, known as income volatility, that undermine their financial health and are linked to higher financial stress levels and lower confidence in ...
12 June 2017
For 12 years, e4c Make Tax Time Pay (MTTP) has been working with volunteers to provide free tax preparation and benefits navigation support to low-income individuals and families in the Edmonton area. One of the most effective ways to boost the income of low-income individuals and families is through tax filing and connecting them to benefits. This year MTTP: Served...
8 June 2017
Join the growing number of municipalities, provinces, and community organizations that recognize financial empowerment as a key approach to reducing poverty. If you haven’t already submitted your feedback to the Government of Canada, it’s not too late. We encourage all individuals and organizations to complete their online survey, or share through other means ...
23 May 2017
Join us on July 7, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (EDT) for a webinar with Katy Davis and Emily Zimmerman, researchers from Ideas42, as they discuss how behavioural science can be used to help build financial well-being.  Financial well-being isn’t just about accessing the right information, but understanding how our financial decisions can be influenced by other co...
17 May 2017
Canadians with unpredictable income flows are more likely to experience financial challenges and stress today and lack confidence in their financial future. TORONTO – Almost forty percent (37 percent) of adult Canadians say they have experienced moderate to high levels of income volatility over the past year according to a survey conducted on behalf of TD Bank Group. ...
8 May 2017
Do you live with a disability or support someone who is living with a disability?  Do you live in Ontario or British Columbia?   We’d like you to test an online tool that helps users build a personal plan for the future. The Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities covers topics like RDSPs, legal decision making, trusts, estate planning and...
8 May 2017
IIROC, Prosper Canada and CARP congratulate Alberta government for strengthening investor protectionLegislative changes will strengthen IIROC investigations and prosecutionsMay 8, 2017 (Edmonton, Alberta) - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Prosper Canada and CARP today praised the Government of Alberta for introducing legislation to strength...
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