Research Team

Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies, Canadian Mennonite University (Menno Simons College)

Gail Henderson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

Jennifer Robson, Assistant Professor, Political Management, Carleton University

David Rothwell, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University; Adjunct Professor, McGill University

Louise Simbandumwe, Co-Executive Director, SEED Winnipeg



The Financial Empowerment Research Project is sponsored by the Asset Building Learning Exchange (ABLE) which is a network of organizations, practitioners, and policy makers working across Canada in the field of financial empowerment. The ABLE network is made up of people engaged in financial empowerment, asset-building, financial education, and banking services. We want to particularly identify the support we have received from the following,

SEED Winnipeg

Prosper Canada

Vancity Credit Union



If you have any questions or comments about this project please contact us through: j.buckland ‘at’