Peer-to-peer intervention to address financial strain

By Monica Da Ponte and Andrew Pinto The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is shining a light on financial precarity among Canadians. Prior to this crisis, 44% of Canadians said it would be difficult to meet their financial obligations if their pay was late, and more than 1 in 10 families with debt skipped or delayed aContinue reading “Peer-to-peer intervention to address financial strain”

Collecting data on race during COVID-19: Recommendations

Last week, evidence emerged from the US that COVID-19 outcomes may be associated with race. Our COVID-19 page provides more detail. Briefly, numerous jurisdictions reported that Black individuals were significantly over-represented in COVID-19 related deaths. Some very early data has been brought together by the CDC. This led to many people asking: Are the sameContinue reading “Collecting data on race during COVID-19: Recommendations”

Can we learn financial resiliency from our peers?

Studying an innovative financial empowerment program that includes building advocacy skills by Madeleine Bondy, MPH practicum student at The Upstream Lab Many Canadians find it difficult to make ends meet with about half of us living from pay cheque to pay cheque. Although financial planning experts abound, services are often unavailable to those with lowContinue reading “Can we learn financial resiliency from our peers?”