Siblings Canada

Savvy Siblings Webinar Series: How can I Help my Sibling with a Disability Become More Financially Secure?

March 02, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm HST
Webinar

It can be a challenging and complicated process to access benefits when you have a disability in Canada—and eligibility can change over time.  More than $1.7 billion in benefits for low- and moderate-income Canadians go unclaimed each year. What if some of that could be going to your sibling with a disability?

The new Prosper Canada’s Benefits Wayfinder tool can help you and your sibling navigate federal and provincial benefits to ultimately improve your sibling’s financial security. This webinar will explore how to best utilize the tool to improve the financial security of your sibling with a disability.

About the speakers

Marlene Chiarotto is the Vice President of Impact and Operations at Prosper Canada. She has an Ontario Chartered Accountant designation and 15 years of audit and finance experience in both the public and private sectors. Marlene joined Prosper Canada in 2015 to better align her passions with her career by employing her skills and talents to enhance the lives of others. Marlene is a sibling of a person with a disability.

Janet Flynn is a Senior Program Officer in Prosper Canada.  Janet works with community partners to embed financial empowerment initiatives into their existing services.  Janet had an extensive career in private sector finance and enjoys volunteering in ways to promote financial well-being.

Helen Ries and Becky Rossi, Co-Founders of Siblings Canada and a siblings to people with disabilities, will moderate the discussion.

Note: This webinar will be recorded and saved as part of  Savvy Siblings: Strengthening the Financial Security of Your Sibling with a Disability. This free online course is for adults who want to play a role in improving the financial security of their siblings with disabilities—whether today or in the future.