Redefining financial vulnerability in Canada
Author: Prosper Canada
Topic: Financial well-being
Publisher: Prosper Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Webinar
Content Type: Prosper Canada Webinars
Publication Date: September 21, 2022

How we define financial vulnerability ultimately determines what supports are created and for whom. Is the current definition aimed at helping everyone who needs it?

This webinar explores the conception and redefining of financial vulnerability in Canada based on the research and findings from the book Financial Vulnerability in Canada: The Embedded Experience of Households. These research findings will then be highlighted through discussion of first-hand frontline experiences, with a focus on importance of providing financial help services using a trauma-informed approach.

The webinar speakers are:

  • Jerry Buckland (Canadian Mennonite University)
  • Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
  • Margaret Yu (Momentum)

This webinar will benefit frontline practitioners supporting those in financially vulnerable situations, as well as those who influence or inform policy decisions. 

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Time-stamps for the video recording:
6:17 – Agenda and Introductions
9:53 – Redefining financial vulnerability in Canada (speaker: Jerry Buckland and Brenda Spotton Visano)
24:33 – Audience poll question 1
30:02 – Audience poll questions 2 & 3
36:45 – Audience poll question 4
41:00 – Financial Empowerment (Speaker: Margaret Yu)
55:02 – Q&A

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