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 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Promising practice - High cost financial services: What's happening? FILLING

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Thousands of Canadians rely on high cost financial services each year, and new products seem to be appearing constantly. Join us in a discussion on what's driving these products, what kind of regulations are involved and the solutions needed from governments, the financial sector, and communities.

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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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Anna Cameron

Public Policy Coordinator, Momentum
Anna Cameron is the Public Policy Coordinator at Momentum, a community economic development organization based in Calgary. As part of Momentum’s Public Policy team, Anna works to build support for social and economic policies aimed at reducing poverty and increasing economic inclusion... 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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John Stapleton

Innovation Fellow, Metcalf Foundation
John Stapleton is a writer, instructor and Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation. He worked for the Ontario Government for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations and was Research Director for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT