The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a national biannual conference for all stakeholders interested in fostering financial empowerment for people who live on low incomes.
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Tuesday, May 8 • 9:40am - 10:30am
Household financial health: Lessons from the U.S. Financial Diaries study

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The U.S. Financial Diaries tracked the financial lives of 235 low- and moderate-income households over the course of a year, documenting emerging challenges to the financial well-being of 40% of American families. The co-author of this landmark study will share key insights from her research and a panel will reflect on what this means for how we understand and improve the financial well-being of people living with low incomes here in Canada.

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Elodie Young

Director Impact and Innovation, Prosper Canada
Elodie Young is the Director of Impact and Innovation at Prosper Canada. She joined in 2013 and is responsible for developing and evaluating new programs that build the financial security of Canadians living on a low income. Her work also includes mobilizing our community of practice... Read More →

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Jerry Buckland

Professor, Menno Simons College
Jerry Buckland is Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College in Winnipeg, Canada. His research and teaching areas include research and evaluation methods, financial empowerment (micro-finance / financial inclusion / financial literacy), community-based... Read More →
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Judy Duncan

Executive Director/Head Organizer, ACORN Canada
Judy Duncan founded ACORN Canada over 17 years ago in August 2004. Under her management the organization has now grown to over 140,000 members, 22 chapters and seven offices across the country. Previously, Judy worked as a lead organizer for Washington ACORN for just over a year... Read More →
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Rachel Schneider

co-author of The Financial Diaries and the Omidyar Network Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute FSP
Rachel Schneider is the co-author of The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty. The Financial Diaries connects the findings of the ground-breaking U.S. Financial Diaries research project, which collected highly detailed data about how 235 households... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 9:40am - 10:30am PDT
President Ballroom