Financial Empowerment for Newcomers: Evaluation insights from pilot project
Author: Janet Flynn, Nirupa Varatharasan
Topic: Research and evaluation
Publisher: Prosper Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Fact sheet
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: January 19, 2020

This fact sheet provides insights from Prosper Canada's Financial Empowerment for Newcomers pilot project conducted with three newcomer-serving organizations, Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS), AXIS Employment Services (AXIS), and North York Community House (NYCH), who implemented and integrated financial coaching into their existing services for newcomers. The project objectives were to provide newcomer-serving front-line staff with training and resources to enable them to accurately assess newcomers’ financial literacy and connect them to appropriate information and resources and to coach newcomers to achieve successful financial independence.

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