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Prosper Canada calls for federal action to support financially vulnerable Canadians

National charity Prosper Canada is calling on the federal government to invest $85 million over five years to provide free financial help to Canadians who have been the hardest hit by the current affordability crisis. The proposed investment would expand community-delivered financial help services to every region in Canada, helping 1.5 million low- and modest-income Canadians tackle their affordability and [...]

FINANCIAL LITERACY ACTION NETWORK OTTAWA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

PRESS RELEASE December 14, 2022, Ottawa   Born out of a collaborative movement of community organizations and individuals, the Financial Literacy Action Network Ottawa (FLANO) – one of the first in Canada – is celebrating ten years of contributing to the development of financial literacy among vulnerable populations. “It's a huge accomplishment,” says Hélène Ménard, former Director of the EBO [...]

Desjardins and EBO Financial Education Centre are proud to launch the Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund – a unique micro-loan program in Eastern Ontario!

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Desjardins and EBO Financial Education Centre are proud to launch the Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund – a unique micro-loan program in Eastern Ontario! Ottawa, January 19th, 2021 – Desjardins and EBO Financial Education Centre officially announce the launch of Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund, a new community service offered to the population of [...]

COVID-19 and your budget

During the COVID-19 pandemic, EBO center produced this reference tool for internal use. This tool gives information and links to new programs and services that have an impact on a personal or family budget. Today, we are happy to share this budget tool with community members wishing it would be useful. And please, feel free to share the tool with [...]

Rencontre nationale

Fonds d’entraide Desjardins le 19 septembre dernier More than 30 budget counselling organizations, including Ottawa’s EBO Financial Education Centre, met on September 19, 2019, near Québec City, to discuss and share the results of the impact study by Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund as well as its recommendations. The microloan program has been in existence since 2002 and is offered today by 35 community-based budget counselling organizations with Desjardins' support. This financial inclusion program allows [...]

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