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Ontario is renewing funding for programs to help people living on low incomes to manage their finances, announced Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre.  The funding will support five new Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions through Prosper Canada, to develop local solutions to improve financial literacy in their communities.

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Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, and Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre, announce funding at The Working Centre.
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Congratulations to our members – Sudbury Community Service Centre partnering with Credit Counselling Service of Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, who have been selected as Ontario Financial Empowerment Champions. They will receive funding to find local solutions in financial literacy and help those with low-income levels with tax filing, personal financial coaching and money management.

Credit Counselling Sudbury, a division of Sudbury Community Service Centre Inc. is a non-profit, registered charitable organization. They have been providing practical assistance and guidance to people with debt and money management problems in the Greater Sudbury area since 1972.

Credit Counselling Service of Sault Ste. Marie & District is a non-profit, registered charitable organization, and a member agency of the United Way. They have been providing practical assistance and guidance to people with debt and money management problems in Sault Ste. Marie & District since 1969.

Thunder Bay Counselling is the leading provider of personal and workplace support services. They are an independently operated, not-for-profit organization. Counselling, education and support services are provided by professional counsellors to help people make positive changes in their personal, family or work lives. This year, Thunder Bay Counselling will celebrate their 50th anniversary!

Ontario Supporting Free Tax Clinics and Financial Coaching

Ontario financial empowerment champions

Ontario is helping people who are living on low incomes access resources to improve their financial security.

Read More: news.ontario.ca/mcss/en/2017/03/ontario-supporting-free-tax-clinics-and-financial-coaching.html

To discover more credit counselling agencies across Ontario, visit our Ontario member listing.

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