This tipsheet from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about understanding debt, collection agencies, and paying back your debt. The pdf is available for free download or print copies can be ordered at no charge.
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This tipsheet from the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about payday loans and Alberta law. The tipsheet 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.
Credit Counselling Society is an accredited member of Credit Counselling Canada (CCC), a national association of not-for-profit credit counselling agencies and Orderly Payment of Debt programs. The Credit Counselling Society is nationally registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a non-profit, charitable organization.
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Topics include: Credit and Personal Reporting; Dealing with Bill Collecting Agencies; What can happen if you do not pay your debts; and How can Student Legal Services help with debt issues?. This resource is also available to download as a PDF.
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.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty, there may be other ways to handle your financial problems before filing personal bankruptcy. For example, you may speak with a loans manager at a bank and try to get a consolidation loan for your debts. This topic discusses personal bankruptcy..
REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.
This is a guide on how to buy products and services in Alberta and contains information about your consumer rights. You will need to buy certain items and you will need to use certain services as you settle into as you start your new life in Alberta.