Providing one-on-one financial coaching to newcomers: Insights for frontline service providers
Author: Ana Fremont, Nirupa Varatharasan
Topic: Financial coaching & counselling
Location: Canada, Newfoundland, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: June 9, 2020

One-on-one financial help is a key financial empowerment (FE) intervention that Prosper Canada is working to pilot, scale and integrate into other social services, in collaboration with FE partners across the country. FE is increasingly gaining traction as an effective poverty reduction measure. FE interventions include financial coaching and supports that assist people to build money management skills, access income benefits, tackle debt, learn about safe financial products and services and find ways to save for emergencies.

This report shares insights on providing one-on-one financial coaching to newcomers captured through two financial coaching pilot projects that Prosper Canada conducted in collaboration with several frontline community partners.

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