Being a Guarantor is a big responsibility that can have serious consequences. This booklet will help you understand all that is involved in being a Guarantor.
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
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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
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.
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.
Money Mentors (formerly know as Credit Counseling Services of Alberta) is an Alberta-based public agency that is the exclusive provider of the OrderlyPayment of Debts program in Alberta as specified under the Federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. They offer free credit counselling, money coaching, and financial education tto the community and K-12 students in Alberta. They are an accredited member of Credit Counselling Canada.