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This free 90-minute interactive 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 will learn the importance of access to benefits, review key skills for benefits conversations, and practice using the Benefits wayfinder tool in a simulated benefits conversation. 

Participants will receive the following resources as part of the training: 

  • A copy of Benefits wayfinder support guide 
  • A copy of the PowerPoint slide deck used in the workshop


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 free online course is recommended, but not required. 

Delivery 

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

Resources 

The following resources will help you participate in this workshop:


Date / Time 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 
1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time

Upcoming sessions:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 
1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time