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This free 90-minute workshop is designed to provide frontline practitioners with foundational knowledge and skills to support Canadians who are living on a low income to access benefits. Participants learn the importance of access to benefits for individuals and families, review key skills and opportunities for starting benefits conversations, and practice using the Benefits Wayfinder tool to become familiar with its functionality. 

Learning Objectives 

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to 

  • Recognize the importance of access to benefits for Canadians living on low income. 
  • Identify how they can support Canadians living on low income to access benefits they are entitled to. 
  • Use the Benefits wayfinder in financial conversations using an effective strategy tailored to the individual they are working with. 


Target Audience

Frontline practitioners 

Prerequisites 

None. Prosper Canada’s Foundations to Access to Benefits online course is recommended, but not required. 

Delivery 

This live workshop will be delivered virtually using the video conferencing platform, Microsoft Teams. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that includes an invitation with a link to access the event. 

To make a reasonable accommodation request or if you have questions about this session, please email [email protected]. Please allow at least 5-10 business days’ advance notice; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfil.  

Resources 

The following resources will help you participate in this workshop:


Date / Time 

February 8, 2024 
1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time


Please note that this workshop is also available in French. French workshops are delivered by one of our partner organizations. If you are interested in a French language workshop, please send an email to training[at]prospercanada.org with your full name and contact information, name of your organization, number of attendees, and preferred date and time of the workshop (if applicable).