Ministry of Community and Social Services
Province to Assist Those on Low Income
Kitchener, ON – Mar 7, 2017
Ontario is helping people who are living on low incomes access resources to improve their financial security.
Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, were at The Working Centre in Kitchener today to announce that Ontario is renewing funding for programs to help people living on low incomes to manage their finances.
The investment will support Prosper Canada’s Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving program for another four years. This program provides help for thousands of people in Ontario through resources including personalized financial coaching sessions, financial literacy workshops and clinics to help people with their taxes.
The funding will also support five new Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions, which are non-profit organizations that will develop local solutions to improve financial literacy in their communities:
•EBO Financial Education Centre in Ottawa
•WoodGreen Community Service in Toronto
•Family Service Thames Valley in London
•Sudbury Community Service Centre
•Thunder Bay Counselling Centre.
Increasing the financial security and literacy of people in Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives.