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2021 ABLE virtual series


Recover and Rebuild: Helping Canadians build financial security during the pandemic and beyond

The 2021 ABLE Financial Empowerment (FE) virtual series is a collection of online financial empowerment events designed to provide frontline FE practitioners, FE stakeholders, government, policy-makers and academics with knowledge, tools, resources and insights on financial topics to help struggling Canadians build financial resilience through the pandemic and recovery.  

The spring virtual series features presentations and interactive discussions for frontline practitioners. The fall virtual series showcases relevant topics for post-pandemic financial empowerment and is geared for people from all sectors working to mobilize financial empowerment solutions to tackle poverty in Canada.

Planning is in progress and some dates are not yet confirmed. Please join the ABLE mailing list to receive notifications and stay up-to-date.

Spring virtual series


  • May 19, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT

    Self-care for frontline practitioners: Challenges and Strategies

    As practitioners continue to deliver important client-centred services during the COVID-19 pandemic, this can be accompanied by feelings of burnout or compassion fatigue. It can be helpful to establish or renew your practice of self-care, fostering your own physical and mental health during trying times. 

      Speaker: Rebecca Higgins, Mental Health Educator



  • May 27, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT

    Connect and Share: Self-care strategies

    Join us for an interactive session aimed at helping you manage your self-care and work-life balance. As our first in a brief series of online, interactive sessions, you are invited to join your fellow frontline financial empowerment practitioners as we collectively reflect on a year of remote and socially distanced service delivery. Plan to meet, network, and share tips and strategies for finding balance, through small breakout-group discussions. See you there!


    This session is limited to 100 people


  • June 9, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT

    Remote financial coaching: Learning from the pandemic year

    Save the date – Registration information to come


  • June 17, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT

    Connect and Share: Tax time debrief

    Join us for an interactive session offering space to discuss the recent tax season.  How did it go?  What insights do you have from your experience this tax season?  What questions do you have for other practitioners?  Please bring your thoughts and questions with you as we take an in-depth look into practitioner experiences this tax season with the aim of sharing experiences and collecting input to feed back to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). 

     This session is limited to 100 people


  • June – Date to be confirmed

    Beyond bubble baths: Self-care in a pandemic 

    This workshop is limited to 30 participants


  • June – Date to be confirmed

    Creating journey maps

    This workshop is limited to 30 participants


  • June – Date to be confirmed

    Diversity and Inclusion


Fall virtual series


  • Coming soon

The 2021 ABLE virtual series is hosted by Prosper Canada on behalf of the ABLE Steering Committee



Please direct inquiries to Glenna Harris at info@prospercanada.org