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16 June 2015
On July 31, 2015, the Province of Alberta will be cancelling its education savings incentive, the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) Grant. The grant currently provides all Alberta children under the age of 6 with a $500 kick-start to their  Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) with no family contribution required.   Less than half of A...
16 June 2015
Last week, Jane Rooney, Canada’s National Financial Literacy Leader launched the National Strategy for Financial Literacy – Count me in, Canada. The strategy was released in Toronto at an event attended by 78 financial literacy leaders who celebrated Canada’s first national strategy for financial literacy.     The strategy is a cal...
16 June 2015
Prosper Canada is pleased to launch an online version of our two-day, in-person financial literacy facilitator training course. Developed in partnership with Seneca College and hosted on the OCASI LearnAtWork platform, this online course will enable facilitators to deliver basic money management workshops to the communities they serve, and help us reach more communiti...
16 June 2015
Early bird registration extended to July 31st   Jane Rooney, Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, Eldar Shafir, Princeton University’s renowned behavioural scientist, and Ray Boshara, leader of the US Federal Reserve’s  research on household financial stability, are just a few of the high profile speakers that will be featured at this year&#...
23 April 2015
Early bird registration is now open for the 2015 ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference being held on November 2-3, 2015 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. This year’s conference theme is, Aligning for Impact, engaging stakeholders from all sectors around a common vision for financial empowerment in Canada. We’d be thrilled to have you join us!   The ...
23 April 2015
The 2015 federal budget released yesterday in Ottawa contained a number of provisions that will affect Canadians with low-incomes and the community organizations working with them to provide financial empowerment supports.  For more information, please see the Budget in Brief  or the full Budget Plan.   Financial Literacy Partnership Fund ($10 million) ...
26 March 2015
The report, Financial Counselling for People Living on Low Incomes: International Scan of Best Practices, was released earlier today in a webinar hosted by Liz Mulholland, CEO, Prosper Canada. Liz discussed findings from the report, which looks at emerging ideas on best practice in financial counselling for people living on low incomes. The report summarizes research undert...
26 February 2015
Dignity for All – A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada was launched earlier this month by the not-for-profit organization, Canada Without Poverty. The plan provides policy solutions in six areas that, if applied would help the 4.8 million people living in Canada who currently struggle to make ends meet.    Canada Without Poverty wants our help to mak...
26 February 2015
Join Liz Mulholland, CEO of Prosper Canada, on March 26, 2015, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon (EST), for an interactive one-hour webinar to discuss findings from a new report looking at emerging ideas on best practice in financial counselling for people living on low incomes.    The report, Financial Counselling for People Living on Low Incomes: International S...
26 February 2015
Currently, over 1.4 million children in low- and modest-income families in Canada are missing out on significant federal education funding because they don't have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP).    Earlier this month, www.SmartSAVER.org launched a new online application form specifically created to help these families open RESPs and access fr...
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