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ABLE Conference
ABLE 2020 in New Brunswick

Join us on May 6th and 7th, 2020, in Fredericton, New Brunswick where 300+ participants from across Canada will gather for two days to hear from leading experts from the financial empowerment field.
 

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Indigenous Learnings
The shared path:
FIRST NATIONS FINANCIAL WELLNESS

This report defines financial wellness in the context of First Nations Peoples and communities, reviews why it matters, provides a conceptual framework to help clarify the determinants of financial wellness, and identifies barriers, needs, best practices and principles for building the financial wellness of Indigenous individuals, families, and communities together.

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Policy

The Merits of Automatic Income Tax Assessments for Low-Income Canadians

In Canada, the personal income tax system is not just used to raise revenue; it has also become an important instrument for delivering various income support benefits, like the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and the Climate Action Incentive.
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Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) and Financial Empowerment

The Government of Alberta’s commitment to increasing RDSP uptake is appreciated and will maximize available federal funding to strengthen the financial resilience of Albertans with a disability. As with any policy initiative, success depends on a full understanding of the barriers and the opportunities. Engaging with civil society to realize this Government of Alberta objective offers the most expedient path to success.
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Learning
Opportunities
Brokering Effective Partnerships
 

The February edition of this training workshop at CCVO is sold out, so they have announced an additional in-depth 4-day course from November 16–19, 2020.

Partnerships play an important role in success, and collaboration is more critical now than ever. Understanding the basis of partnering can help you lay the foundation for more effective and meaningful partnerships, further supporting your organization's mission. 

Building on the work of the Partnership Brokers Association, CCVO and JS Daw & Associates are pleased to bring a hands-on introductory partnership course to Calgary. This intensive one-day training is designed for participants from all backgrounds including business, nonprofit, community, government, and philanthropy.

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Brief: Client Engagement and Retention – The Secret Ingredient in Successful Financial Capability Programs

Grantmakers and practitioners alike recognize the importance of financial security for individuals and families, and many organizations therefore offer financial capability programs aimed at strengthening the financial well-being of the people they serve

 

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Matched Savings

Momentum launches partnership with QUBER mobile app

From January to March, Momentum is seeking Calgarians living on low incomes to try fun savings challenges on the app. Based on their feedback, they will look at customizations, in prep for a full launch later this year.

To sign up, all that's needed is a smartphone and a unique code (found on the webpage below). Momentum is giving $40 boosts to people who save $110 between now and March.

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