Prosper Canada is a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation.

Prosper Canada developed the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN) , an online tool that helps vulnerable Canadians access critical emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, telecoms and internet providers . While some other tools focus on only emergency benefits, the FRN acts as a one-stop portal where Canadians can access relief measures from all of these entities.

Some unique features of the FRN include: 
  • Simple, intuitive navigation with plain language descriptions of benefits and financial relief measures. 
  • Information on the impact of COVID-19 benefits on existing benefits that people may already be receiving (e.g. Social Assistance). 
  • Information on relief measures in place for major banks, credit unions, utilities and telephone/internet providers.  

The Financial Relief Navigator will be also available in French in early June.