Struggling With Debt?
We’re Here to Help You Get Out of Debt
You’re not alone! Almost half of Canadians are concerned about the amount of debt they are carrying, and a quarter say they are unable to pay all their bills every month. The Credit Counselling Society is here to help you figure out how to solve debt problems, get rid of your debt, and get back on track with your personal finances. As a non-profit organization, we offer FREE credit counselling appointments with our certified counsellors so that you can get all the information you need to make a decision about how you want to get out of debt. We understand debt happens to the best of us, and too much debt is something we never planned to have. Regardless of how you got into debt, we’ll make sure you leave your appointment with a plan to get out of debt. We’ve helped over 1 million Canadians find a way out of debt, and we’d be happy to help you too!
Know Your Options
Credit counselling is a safe place to discuss your personal finances with a certified credit counsellor. Whether you’re struggling with debt or looking for guidance to achieve your financial goals, we’re here to help. Best of all it’s FREE!
Credit counselling, sometimes referred to as debt counselling or financial counselling, is a review of your current financial situation and future goals. A certified credit counsellor will go over your income and expenses to develop a realistic budget with you.
If you have multiple high interest debts, it can be helpful to consolidate them into one affordable monthly payment. There are many ways you can consider consolidating your debts, and it’s important to understand which options may help you the most.
A credit counsellor can help answer your questions around debt consolidation and assess your current financial situation to help guide you in the right direction.
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When your back is up against the wall and you’ve got nowhere else to turn, filing a consumer proposal or declaring bankruptcy may be the only path forward for you. Insolvency is often considered a last resort since there can be many legal and personal consequences associated with these options.
Discover the differences between a consumer proposal and bankruptcy to understand which insolvency option may work best for you. See an overview of how each one works along with the benefits and drawbacks of each option.
Dealing with Creditors
When you find yourself in a difficult situation, feeling stressed with a lot of pressure, dealing with creditors can feel intimidating and even overwhelming. Fortunately there are laws that protect consumers and there are also effective ways to get creditors off your back.
Find out how to stop harassing phone calls and learn how to get creditors to work with you towards a solution. There are things you can do right now and things we can help you with too.
Find out how to get debt relief.
Get the help you need. Find the right option that will work for your specific set of circumstances - whether that means setting up an amortization schedule, negotiating an interest rate, discussing terms like principal balance and amortization, or just talking through different fees, we’re here to help. Instead of endlessly looking through debt consolidation company reviews, let one of our experienced counsellors help you. If we can't fully help you, we'll refer you to an organization we trust that can or help you put together an action plan so you can get started on your next steps. Feel free to give us a call or chat with us online. We're here to help.
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