OUR
REACH

Credit Counselling Canada member agencies have been helping Canadians for decades. We may not be huge in number, but we are passionate and dedicated.

Through collaboration and partnership our members create innovative programs to best meet the needs of people in their communities. Last year, together we reached 67,174 individuals through community educational events.

Furthermore, our executive leadership team engages in continuous lobbying on consumer legislation and regulation. Whether it be payday loan regulations, consumer financial literacy, or collection practices we strive to be the voice of the +29,000 consumers counselled by our members last year.

Case Data

# New Clients Counselled 29,043
# New DMP/OPD Programs set up 5,388
# Additional Consumers Helped 1.97 Million
$ Disbursed to Creditors 83.7 Million
% Clients Maintaining Payments 85.6%
Average # of Creditors per Case 5

 

Reasons Given for Indebtedness

  • Over-extension of credit 23%
  • Employment/Income Issue/Job Loss 23%
  • Money Management Issues 13%
  • Addiction/Gambling/Legal/etc. 23%
  • Relationship Breakdown 10%
  • Health/Medical 8%

Client Demographics

Average Gross Monthly Income $3,073
Average Monthly Living Expenses $2,181
Average Age 45
Home Owners 33%

OUR
REACH

2016

Participants

Budgeting & Consumer Workshops

Employee Financial Literacy Presentations

Youth Financial Literacy Presentations