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19 June 2020
Author: Galen MacLusky and Glenna Harris
Galen MacGlusky and Glenna Harris of Prosper Canada write in Tamarak Institutes' June, 2020 blog about Prosper Canada's network of 14 Financial Empowerment champion (FEC) - organizations that aim to expand proven financial empowerment interventions in communities across the country, and how these organizations see the way through to supporting Canadians weather the current financial crisis.

Originally published by Tamarack
27 May 2020
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Many opportunities exist to support newcomers to Canada become a part of a welcoming community. Newcomers can access help in looking for employment, help with navigating the school system, and support for youth to develop the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. Often non-profits, and many settlement and community programs are available to aid refugees and newcomers establish themselves as Canadians. Still, newcomers to Canada often face many challenges in navigating their way through a new environment, particularly when it comes to relating to a unique and new financial landscape.
 
27 November 2019
Author: Jyothi Venkatesh
In his thought provoking article ‘Put down the self-help books, resilience is not a DIY’, Michael Ungari debunks the popular perception that resilience can be self- taught. Through practical examples, he shows how resilience depends more on what is around an individual than within an individual. Nowhere is this more evident than when helping marginalized people living on low income become financially resilient.
27 November 2019
Author: Katherine Roy
Douglas recently became the primary caregiver for his two boys, aged 11 and 14-years-old. Very quickly, Douglas knew that caring for two busy kids would mean looking at his finances in a different way. He wanted support with his taxes, and he had questions about saving for his sons. With all of this on his mind, Douglas googled ‘tax help’ and when he saw West Neighbourhood House pop-up in his search, he was quick to reach out.

25 September 2019
Author: Wendy Abbott-Serroul
Understanding finances and developing good money habits can be a daunting task for many young people. The good news is that with proper guidance and a solid support system, youth can take charge of their financial situation and develop a sound foundation to carry them through adulthood.
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