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1 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 1.   Happy Sikh Heritage Month. Thank you to the people on the front line – farmers and truckers, people delivering air ca...
31 March 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, March 31.   Update on response to Ukrainian International Airlines tragedy   The government continues to pursue accountability and just...
30 March 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, March 30th. Note the extension of 75% wage subsidy to non-profits, as well as businesses, affected by COVID-19.  This will be excellent new...
27 March 2020
This is a summary of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update). The March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update provides planning assumptions for 2020-21. The government will provide regular fiscal and economic updates throughout the year. Due to its COVID-19 response, the government is planning a 2020-21 deficit of $20.5B. The ...
27 March 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, March 27th. To further support small businesses, the federal government will:   Provide a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying ...
23 March 2020
It has been a tumultuous two weeks and, like you, we have been adjusting to remote work, conferring with staff and partners to address urgent needs, and reassessing our 2020-21 organizational priorities in light of COVID-19’s impact.  Safeguarding the well-being of employees and volunteers.   Our first obligation is ensuring the health and well-being of ou...
18 March 2020
On March 18, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the federal government’s economic response to COVID-19.  The following is a summary of key measures prepared by Prosper Canada that outlines support for individuals and families, taxpayers and beneficiaries, communities and community organizations, businesses and financial institutions.   Read more ...
18 March 2020
The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect our economy, and the health, safety, and jobs of all Canadians during the global COVID-19 outbreak. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy and help Canadians affected by the impacts of this challenging period. These measures, ...
17 March 2020
Getting through a financial emergency Financial emergencies can happen to anyone and come at any time. They can be the result of family illness, job loss, urgent home repairs, or a weather event like a major flood. Some events could even shut down your community for an extended period.   You may be worried about the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on...
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...
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