Family & Credit Counselling Services Partners with Welcome Centre Immigrant Service

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TORONTO - May 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Family & Credit Counselling Services of York Region is pleased to announce a partnership with Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in Newmarket, Vaughan and Richmond Hill to provide their clients with information and education support on the fundamentals of money management and budgeting.

The road to financial security can seem long and full of obstacles for many. For immigrant and refugee women, men and their families, that path can be even more daunting, especially in the current economic climate.

Family & Credit Counselling Services ( of York Region was approached by the Welcome Centres to fill a gap in their service offerings, and they were looking for a not-for-profit provider that was not affiliated with any particular company in financial services sector. After meeting with the Directors of the Welcome Centre, it was clear that their clients would certainly benefit from education in the areas of budgeting, identifying spending habits, tracking expenses, planning and financial goal setting, wise credit use, credit reporting and managing debt. Workshops will be delivered as part of their language class curriculum or as stand alone workshops at each Welcome Centre.

The need for basic money management skills came to life as one Welcome Centre Director related the story of a client who applied for and received a credit card and was surprised when the company began to harass her for payment, as she was unaware that repayment was required – she thought that she had been provided with ‘free’ money, having come from a culture where the concept of credit was nonexistent.

It can be daunting to adapt to a new county – immigrants are faced with a new language, different customs and business practices and Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provides a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources and to help immigrants and their families deal with problems related to their adjustment, adaptation and integration in the community.

“When new immigrants come to Canada, in addition to the day-to-day challenges of meeting their basic family needs, searching for housing and seeking employment, they are also entering a materialistic society where people are tempted to purchase things they cannot afford” states Family & Credit Counselling of York Region’s Executive Director, Susan Heim. “Therefore acquiring money management skills is very important. We want to help them make informed decisions.”
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