Research Team

Jerry Buckland, Professor, International Development Studies, Menno Simons College, a unit of Canadian Mennonite University, affiliated with the University of Winnipeg

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

Jodi Dueck-Read (Senior Research Assistant), Instructor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College

Guy Stuart, (Technical Advisor) Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities, Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard University


The research is sponsored by the ABLE Financial Empowerment Network, a network of organizations, practitioners, and policy makers working across Canada in the field of financial empowerment, especially, SEED Winnipeg, Prosper Canada, Vancity Credit Union

The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), SEED Winnipeg, Queen’s University, and Menno Simons College of Canadian Mennonite University.