2018 ABLE Conference

The following resources, presentations, photos and videos are from the 2018 ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference. The conference was held in Richmond, British Columbia on May 8-9, 2018 with a pre-conference day on May 7, 2018 for financial empowerment practitioners. View the conference agenda, the conference speakers, and the sponsors.

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Monday, May 7

Prototyping solutions to increase Canada Learning Bond take-up – Presentation

  • Teresa Bellefontaine, Design Project Lead, Employment and Social Development Canada, Innovation Lab
  • Monica Soliman, Research Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada

What is financial empowerment? Financial empowerment 101 – Resources

  • John Stephenson, Manager, Program Delivery & Integration, Prosper Canada – Presentation
  • Dean Estrella, Financial Literacy Manager, Momentum – Presentation
  • Karina Hurtado, Community Investment Specialist, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region – Presentation
  • Steve Vanderherberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives, WoodGreen Community Services – Presentation

Applying the behaviour change framework to financial empowerment – Presentation

  • Philippe Raphael, Research and Evaluation Officer, Prosper Canada
  • Ayesha Umme-Jihad, Research and Evaluation Officer, Prosper Canada

Tuesday, May 8

Household financial health: Lessons from the U.S. Financial Diaries study – Video, Resources

  • Elodie Young, Director, Impact and Innovation, Prosper Canada
  • Rachel Schneider, co-author of The Financial Diaries and the Omidyar Network Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
  • Jerry Buckland, Professor, Menno Simons College
  • Judy Duncan, Executive Director/Head Organizer, ACORN Canada

Financial well-being for Canada’s northern, rural and remote communities

  • Jérémie Ryan, Director, Financial Literacy and Stakeholder Engagement, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Stewart Anderson, Manager, Community Investment, Vancity
  • John Cockburn, Financial Empowerment Coordinator, Sudbury Community Service Centre – Presentation
  • Jessica Gilray, Community Outreach Program Coordinator, Yukon Literacy Coalition – Presentation

Government financial empowerment trailblazers – Resources

  • Marlene Chiarotto, Director, Program Delivery and Integration, Prosper Canada
  • Althea Arsenault, Manager Resource Development, Economic and Social Inclusion – Presentation
  • Tobias Novogrodsky, Director, Toronto Employment & Social Services, City of Toronto – Presentation
  • Katie Walker, Community Development Social Worker, Citizen Services, The City of Edmonton – Presentation

One-on-one financial help: Established and emerging models

  • Ana Fremont, Manager, Program Delivery and Integration, Prosper Canada
  • Stacie Baker, Financial Aid Officer, Bow Valley College – Presentation
  • Jose Jaime Guerrero, Clinical Counsellor and Financial Mentor, Family Services Greater Vancouver – Presentation
  • Tanya Raso, FEPS worker, Jane Finch Centre – Presentation

Income volatility: Why it matters, and what we can do about it – Resources

  • Rachel Schneider, co-author of The Financial Diaries and the Omidyar Network Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
  • Rina DeGrazia, Vice President- Financial Education, TD Bank – Presentation
  • Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor (Political Management), Carleton University – Presentation

Evaluation – How do we reduce the pain and increase the gain? – Resources

  • Allison Meserve, Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Prosper Canada
  • Reuben Ford, Research Director, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation – Presentation
  • Steve Trites, Manager of Research and Policy, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – Presentation
  • Lynne Woolcott, Director of Community Response and Advocacy, West Neighbourhood House

Financial well-being for newcomers and refugees

  • Mack Rogers, Executive Director, ABC Life Literacy Canada
  • Mohammed Alsaleh, RSTP Trainer, Refugee Training Sponsorship Program
  • Noemi Garcia, Manager, Mobile Settlement Services, North York Community House – Presentation
  • Amal Shire, Asset and Capacity Building Programs Manager, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)

High cost financial services: What’s happening? – Resources

  • Jerry Buckland, Professor, Menno Simons College –  Presentation
  • Anna Cameron, Public Policy Coordinator, Momentum – Presentation
  • Judy Duncan, Executive Director/Head Organizer, ACORN Canada – Presentation
  • John Stapleton, Innovation Fellow, Metcalf Foundation – Presentation

The 1 billion dollar opportunity – Video, Resources

  • Liz Mulholland, Chief Executive Officer, Prosper Canada – Presentation
  • Tim Ames, Executive Director, Plan Institute
  • Simon Brascoupé, Vice President, Education and Training, AFOA Canada
  • Marie-Josée Gagné, Manager of the Outreach and Communications Section, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Steve Vanderherberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives, WoodGreen Community Services

Wednesday, May 9

Reducing poverty in Canada: Federal action and emerging directions – Video

  • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Government of Canada

Reducing poverty in Canada: Basic income – the next frontier? – Video

  • Nene Kraneveldt, Owner, Imagination FX
  • Alana Baltzer, Chair, Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (HOPE)
  • Sheila Regehr, Chairperson, Basic Income Canada Network – Presentation

Financial well-being for people living with disabilities

  • Timothy Ames, Executive Director, PLAN & Plan Institute
  • Evelyn Huntjens, Indigenous RDSP Navigator, BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society – Presentation 1, Presentation 2
  • Karen Lai, Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant
  • Tom O’Dwyer, Lead Tax Advisor, Ability Tax & Trust Advisors – Presentation

Financial services innovation – Resources

  • Aliza Gutman, Senior Director, The Center For Financial Services Innovation – Presentation
  • Doug Pawson, Director, Social Business & Social Finance, Causeway Work Centre – Presentation
  • Brendan Reimer, Strategic Partner, Values-Based Banking, Assiniboine Credit Union – Presentation
  • Eva Wong, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Borrowell – Presentation

Do we have the data and insights we need to tackle financial vulnerability?

  • Elizabeth Mulholland, Chief Executive Officer, Prosper Canada
  • Andrea Harris, Director, Member and Community Insights, Vancity – Presentation
  • Chantal Hicks, Research Manager, Statistics Canada – Presentation
  • Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor (Political Management), Carleton University – Presentation

Bold visions for building financial well-being for all – Video

  • Adam Fair, Vice President, Strategy and Impact, Prosper Canada
  • Carmen Daniels, Research & Communications, Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network Ltd
  • Aliza Gutman, Senior Director, The Center For Financial Services Innovation – Presentation
  • Hannah Moffatt, Population Health Equity Initiatives Leader, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – Presentation

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