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Missing for those who need it most: Canada’s financial help gap
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A recent Prosper Canada report shows that Canadians with low incomes are increasingly financially vulnerable but lack access to the financial help they need to rebuild their financial health. People with low incomes are unlikely to find help when they need it to plan financially, develop and adhere to a budget, set and pursue saving goals, file their taxes outside of tax season, and access income benefits.  

This webinar, held on June 22, contains a a conversation between Prosper Canada’s Policy Manager Sasha McNicoll, Cooperators Associate Vice President, Citizenship Shawna Peddle, Family Services of Greater Vancouver Financial Empowerment Manager Murray Baker, and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Deputy Commissioner, Research, Policy and Education, Dr. Supriya Syal. 

The webinar covers: 

  • The gap in access to affordable, appropriate and trustworthy financial help for people with low incomes in Canada  
  • The impact of the financial help gap in communities  
  • How financial help providers from government, the private sector and community are working together to close the financial help gap.   

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Time stamps for the video:

0.38 – Welcome and housekeeping

5:59 – Canada’s financial help gap overview

35:35 – Panel discussion

1:20 – Q&A

Author: Prosper Canada
Publisher: Prosper Canada
Content Type: Prosper Canada Webinars
Publication Date: June 22, 2023