These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers to questions about consumer law in Alberta including the Fair Trading Act, collections and debt repayment, cost of credit disclosure, and credit and personal reports. See also FAQs on Contracts and Consumer Information
In this section you will find resources about the following legal concerns:
- Consumer Protection: Your rights and responsibilities as a consumer.
- Debt: When you owe money and are having difficulty paying.
- Fraud: How to identify scams and protect yourself.
Money and Commerce
CPLEA Suggested Resources
Not sure where to begin finding answers to your questions. Get started with our suggested resources. See additional resources below for more information.
This colourful infographic from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about understanding debt, collection agencies, and paying back your debt. The image file is available for free download or print copies can be ordered at no charge.
This colourful infographic from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about payday loans and Alberta law. The image file is available for free download or print copies can be ordered at no charge.
This page on CPLEA's Canadian Legal FAQs website provides information for Albertan who find themselves in debt and are thinking of declaring bankruptcy Topics covered include: debt and debt control, options other than declaring bankruptcy, collection agencies and links to help and more information.
Money Mentors (formerly known as Credit Counseling Services of Alberta) is an Alberta-based, not-for-profit organization which provides unbiased money and debt management resources. They offer personal money coaching, debt solutions, and on-line or group seminars.
This web resource produced by Calgary Legal Guidance discusses things to consider when you are buying goods.
Credit Counselling Canada, is a national association of nonprofit credit counselling agencies. It's mission is to support member agencies of not-for-profit credit counselling in maintaining the highest standards of practice. Their agency members provide confidential assistance for individuals and families facing personal financial issues. Members provide education and guidance in money management, credit counselling and debt payments. Check out their website to find a counselling agency in your province.