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26 November 2021
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Carla Macias, an Ecuadorian who came to Canada in 2007, shares her journey of integrating into a new country, outlining the ups and downs of facing a world where not only learning a new language is key to success but financial literacy proves equally important. Carla articulates just how instrumental the Jane/Finch Centre was to helping her embark on a path to ensure financial success for herself and her family.
8 September 2021
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
The Working Centre helps Nimaa, a single mother and newcomer to Canada, shed light on the unique financial challenges she experienced as an Arab woman and helps her secure benefits and financial support. Also, and importantly, they help her find the confidence to manage her own money and budget ensuring her future is brighter and full of possibility. 
8 September 2021
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
As we celebrate the retirement of financial empowerment champions, Katie Walker and Hélène Ménard, we take the time to reflect on their legacy of work, the impact they’ve had in their organizations and community and the ingredients that make them true champions of financial empowerment.
 
As they embark on their next chapter, it is clear they’ll be leaving big shoes to fill.
31 May 2021
Author: Galen MacLusky
In Prosper Canada’s work in developing and piloting supports for people living on low incomes, we rely heavily on the guidance of people with lived experience. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of this engagement would take place in-person. The COVID-19 pandemic upended this approach and forced us to get creative about how we engage people living on low-incomes. We want to share two important lessons that we’ve learned over the past year. 
24 March 2021
Author: Marc d'Orgeville
Despite successfully accessing much needed benefits, systemic issues persist

An important aspect of financial empowerment work is ensuring people living on low income can access the benefits they are eligible for with ease. This can often be the “make or break” moment for many Canadians when they receive the much needed income. Small or large, the financial influx is often a relief for those who struggle financially. The value of accessing benefits cannot be understated and in the case of one EBO Financial Education Centre client, that experience has had an incredibly profound impact on her and her family’s life! 
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