Working at the Credit Counselling Society

Our great culture is made possible by our talented team and supportive leadership.

People & Culture at CCS

At the Credit Counselling Society (CCS), our goal is to help people, and that starts with creating a caring and respectful culture for our team. We take our responsibilities very seriously, but not ourselves. As an accredited non-profit organization and multi-award winner of Great Places to Work in Canada, we know just how important it is to value not only what we do, but how we do it. If you’re looking to make a real difference in people’s lives, then CCS may be the right place for you.

Our Culture

When we say that we take our responsibilities seriously but not ourselves, we mean that we don’t let egos or biases affect our choices and behaviour towards each other. All employees have a part in making our culture caring, respectful, honest, and non-judgemental. The integrity of our work in helping tens of thousands of Canadians each year drives our focus on cooperation and supporting each other. 


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Certified Great Place to Work

This year is our sixth of being recognized as one of Canada’s best workplaces. The Great Place to Work program uses detailed employee surveys to assess the culture of an organization, and places a premium on those organizations that emphasize a healthy internal culture which supports employee engagement, quality of work life and high-performance results.

We’ve also been recognized as a Best Workplace for Women, a Best Workplace for Giving Back, a Best Workplace for Millennials, and a Best Workplace for Fairness.


We employ Client Care and Support staff as well as Client Services Representatives at our head office in New Westminster, BC. We employ Credit Counsellors at each of our satellite offices located from BC to Ontario in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Scarborough, Mississauga, Hamilton, and London.

Credit Counselling Couple
Credit Counselling Couple

The Team

The team at CCS is made up of highly qualified professionals with diverse skill sets and a shared vision of helping Canadians with their personal finances. We’re always looking for people with a positive can-do attitude who want to make a difference in people’s lives.

President & CEO
Scott Hannah

Having lead the Credit Counselling Society since its inception in 1996, Scott has decades of experience in the Canadian credit counselling landscape. His leadership has helped grow the organization from helping 500 clients in its 1st year to now providing assistance through education, counselling, and debt repayment solutions to tens of thousands each year.

Credit Counselling Couple
Credit Counselling Couple

Board of Directors

Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non-profit service that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors help guide our organization to achieve our mission based on their diverse expertise and perspectives. All of our board members reside in communities across Canada.

Board Members

Stephen Rotstein, LLB, Board Chair
Director, Global and Domestic Affairs
Ontario Securities Commission
Public Member

Susan Ryan, CPA, CMA, FCPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice Chair
Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation
Public Member

Jan Sampson, FCPA, FCA, Treasurer
Executive Vice-President Education and Member Engagement
Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

Neil Blanchard
Vice-President, Deal Structuring & Finance
Opportunities New Brunswick
Public Member

Adebiyi Adeniran
Public Member

Jennifer Sondergaard, ICD.D
President of J Delta Management Solutions
Public Member

Jeffrey Morton, FCA, ICD.D
Public Member

Cindy Skrukwa, ICD.D
CEO and Founder, Strategy House Inc.
Public Member

Richard Austin, LLB, MBA
Financial Services Advisor, Principal, Richard Austin
Public Member

Scott Hannah, DT, RQIC
President & CEO
Credit Counselling Society

Accreditations & Awards

We’re internationally recognized for the great work we do. We’re a BBB Accredited Charity, a member of Credit Counselling Canada, and an international affiliate of the National Foundation for Credit Counselling. We’ve received Consumer Choice Awards in 7 regions and 2 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education awards.


Accredited member of Credit Counselling Canada.
Accredited Charity by the Better Business Bureau.
Winner of Best Workplaces in Canada award by Great Place to Work.
Affiliate of the NFCC, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

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