ACF16786

Investing in Canadian Communities: Dependents with Special Needs

  • Submitted by:

    Stefanie Linton

    Organization:

    FPSC Foundation

    Location:

    Toronto, ON

  • Idea Created:

    November 26, 2012

    Budget:

    Medium ($50K - 100K)

Overview:

Our vision: Canadians make better financial decisions.

There is a scarcity of Canadian made technical and behavioural research on many of the financial planning strategies that professionals employ to help their clients:  the Canadian public.

The FPSC Foundation is committed to developing  research on financial planning strategies to ensure individuals living in communities across Canada are getting the the information they need to support their families in the long term

We would like to fund research on how to support dependents with special needs financially over the long term. 

This information, once researched, would be delivered to communities across Canada through individual partnerships with local heatlh networks, community centres, and individual financial planners. 

The concept of 'funding' research makes sense for a variety of reasons:

1. It is sustainable and  responsible:  Evidence based informaiton means that financial professionals have the information they need to give the best advice.

2. It  gives power to Communities across Canada: It provides Canadians with the tools and information they need to make the best financial decisions for their loved ones.  

2. It will lead to a change in behaviour: Something that can be measured, to demonstrate the impact that has occured in communities across the Country.