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107-425 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4K7 Get directions

Making information available for Albertan's in need of answers! Recent changes to our provincial laws may impact You! Ask us about changes concerning: Limitations on legal action a...

10411 100 St, Westlock, AB T7P 2G7 Get directions

Cameron-Okolita Inc., Financial Advisory Services, is a full-service debt relief specialist and we pride ourselves on meeting the varied and personal needs of our Westlock and area...

301-2200 McPhillips St, Winnipeg, MB R2V 3P4 Get directions

Creditaid has been providing Winnipeg residents with solutions to get debt free since 1992. It is our mission to help you manage your debt and eventually become debt free. Our lice...

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West Coast RV located in Port Coquitlam B.C serving RV customers from all lower mainland area. West Coast RV has a seven bay RV service station and a large inventory of assorted RV...

1065 Salter St, Winnipeg, MB R2V 2E7 Get directions

Looking for bad credit car loans in Winnipeg? Birchwood Credit Solutions is here for you. Whether you are experiencing credit problems due to problems due to poor or no credit, div...

768 Nairn Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2L 0X7 Get directions
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516-294 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B9 Get directions

Community Financial Counselling Services is a non-profit, United Way member credit counselling agency in Winnipeg. We can help you get a handle on your debt with a plan that works ...

611-428 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E2 Get directions

The Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non-profit service for consumers. Since opening in 1996, we have helped over 500,000 people across Canada learn how to: solve debt p...

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Can I find credit and debt counselling in Canada?

Is the stress of out-of-control finances making you lose sleep? These days, it’s all too easy for regular people to fall into the red and get caught in consumer debt. If managing things on your own isn’t working anymore, then it’s time to get some help so you can sort things out. Here’s how to find reputable credit and debt counselling in Canada.
Do your homework
An ad catches your eye; it promises to solve all your money problems quickly, and you’ll get rid of your debt in record time. Wrong! If you’re tempted to do business with a money lender, don’t sign any documents without checking things out with your provincial or territorial consumer affairs office to make sure you’re dealing with a reputable lender. The recommended approach to solving your debt problems is to discuss your situation with your creditors and your financial institution. They may find a way to lighten your burden.

The trustee in bankruptcy: a debt specialist
Even if your debts seem insurmountable, remember that bankruptcy is not the only solution. In order to see your situation more clearly, make an appointment for some credit and debt counselling at the offices of a bankruptcy trustee. Here are some of the services they typically offer:
  • Budget counselling
  • The selling off of assets
  • Debt consolidation
  • Voluntary bankruptcy
  • Consumer proposals
Regardless of which Canada credit and debt counselling consultant you meet with, be sure to ask these questions:
  • Do you have specialized training? A licence?
  • What services do you offer?
  • What are your rates? To what do they apply?
  • Will you send me a summary of my situation? Progress reports?
Remember that it’s essential to feel comfortable with the credit counsellor you choose. If that’s not the case, keep shopping around.
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