learnSave project – Helping People Help Themselves: An Early Look at learn$ave


This report presents preliminary observations from the learn$ave project. It is the first published report about the project, which has now completed its recruitment phase with 4,827 people enrolled at 10 sites across Canada. The report covers recruitment methods and results up to mid-2003, six months prior to the end of the recruitment period. It presents a profile of participants and compares it with a profile of the eligible population. The early savings activities of participants are presented along with early indications of the extent to which participants have spent both their savings and the matched credits provided through project funding. The report also describes participants’ own views of their learn$ave experiences.