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Recent press coverage featuring the Credit Counselling Society.

  1. Media Coverage for The Credit Counselling Society

Media Coverage
Featuring the Credit Counselling Society

Our counsellors, educators, and leadership are often called on by media outlets across Canada to provide insight and guidance on topics relating to debt, budgeting, and managing finances better. This is a key part of the work we do in helping Canadians achieve financial wellbeing through education and expert advice. Explore a selection of recent articles, publications, and interviews featuring our staff. 


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HELOCs 101: What is a home equity line of credit?

The Globe and Mail turns to the Credit Counselling Society’s Sandra Fry for insights into the benefits and risks of HELOCs.

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Financial Literacy Month: Making Sense of Your Money

Global News asks Director of Counselling Isaiah Chan about how to make informed money decisions.


10 Strategies to Help You Pay Off Your Credit Card

MoneySense interviews President & CEO Scott Hannah for tips to bring down your credit card balance.


Stirling Faux podcast with Scott Hannah talking about credit card debt and surviving inflation.

Buying Groceries on a Credit Card

Join Stirling Faux as he speaks with Scott Hannah about how people are struggling financially right now and how to turn things around.

Scott Hannah F Word Podcast

Gifting Financial Courage

Certified Financial Planner Shaun Maslyk interviews President & CEO Scott Hannah about how CCS has helped hundreds of thousands of Canadians.

Non-Profit Credit Counsellors

See Non-Profit Credit Counsellors

Insolvency Counsellor Beau Humphreys interviews Director of Education Stacy Yanchuk-Oleksy about the benefits of seeing a non-profit credit counsellor.

British Columbia

Global News in Kelowna, BC interviews Scott Hannah from the Credit Counselling Society.

1 in 3 Report Feeling Anxious About Their Financial Situation

Global News learns what people are cutting back on as they try and weather the financial storm.

Global News interviews Scott Hannah from the Credit Counselling Society.

Fewer Canadians Able to Save Money Amid Tough Economic Times

Global News Kelowna turns to the Credit Counselling Society’s founder, Scott Hannah, for insight.

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BC Government Seeking Unpaid MSP Premiums Totalling $422M

CBC seeks President & CEO Scott Hannah’s expertise on funds owed from unpaid MSP premiums.


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Mortgage Deferrals, Arrears Way Up as Economic Downturn Continues

CTV speaks with Financial Educator Mark Kalinowski on what to do as deferrals increase during COVID-19.

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Post-Secondary Graduates Struggle to Pay Student Loans

Global News gets advice from Financial Educator Mark Kalinowski on priorities for students struggling with payments.

CTV News CERB Transitions to EI featuring Mark Kalinowski

What to Do as the CERB Transitions to EI

CTV interviews Financial Educator Mark Kalinowski about transitioning from the CERB to Ei and what to watch out for. 


Credit Counsellor Tanis Ell

Tackling Post-Holiday Debt to Help Battle 'Blue Monday'

Global News interviews Credit Counsellor Tanis Ell about advice on dealing with post-holiday bills.

Credit Counsellor Mary Castillo

Action Needed on Payday Loans: ACORN

CTV asks Credit Counsellor Mary Castillo about the dangers of payday loans.

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Saskatchewan Residents Living Paycheque-to-Paycheque

Credit Counsellor Tanis Ell provides money management tips for those struggling financially.


President & CEO Scott Hannah

Concerns Over Debt During COVID-19 Pandemic

Global News interviews President & CEO Scott Hannah on what Manitobans can do financially during COVID-19.

Credit Counsellor Sandra Fry

Deferring Payments, Mortgages and Investment Opportunities

Global News gets answers to important COVID-19 financial questions from Credit Counsellor Sandra Fry.

Credit Counsellor Sandra Fry

Manitobans Scrambling for Record-Breaking $70M Lotto Max Jackpot

Global News speaks with Credit Counsellor Sandra Fry about what you could do with a $70M jackpot.


A man shares his first credit counselling experience.

First Time Speaking with Credit Counsellor & Surprises Learned

Patrick shares his experience calling a credit counsellor for the first time and the surprising things he learned.

CTV News Toronto interviews Anne Arbour from the Credit Counselling Society.

How Canadians are Struggling with Inflation

CTV New Toronto turns to Anne Arbour from the Credit Counselling Society for insights.

2023 Consumer Debt Report

Many Consider Turning to Part-Time Jobs if Finances Worsen

CTV News Toronto shares highlights from the Credit Counselling Society’s 2023 Consumer Debt Report.

Press Releases

Previous press releases from the Credit Counselling Society.

Accreditations & Awards

We’re internationally recognized for the great work we do. We’re BBB Accredited, 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.

Certified by Great Places to Work Canada
Accredited by Canada’s national association of non-profit credit counselling organizations.
North America’s largest association of non-profit credit counselling organizations.
Accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

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