CFCS in the Media

Filing tax returns puts $21M in pockets of low-income Winnipeggers

Check out this article written by CFCS’ Executive Director, John Silver and Ontario Physician, Gary Bloch about accessing benefits from filed tax returns.

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By John Silver and Gary Bloch

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Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press

Debt-defying retirement

Check out the latest WFP article with contributions from CFCS staff about a couple wanting to retire, but a six-figure debt load stands in their way.

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By: Joel Schlesinger

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BORIS MINKEVICH/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Extreme money trouble

Read a recent Winnipeg Free Press article with a contribution by CFCS staff about giving financial advice to parents of three struggling to keep their heads above water.

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By: Joel Schlesinger

 

Divorcing debt

Read a recent Winnipeg Free Press article with a contribution by CFCS staff about financial advice after a divorce.

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By: Joel Schlesinger

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 RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

 

40th Anniverary Annual General Meeting

On June 12, 2014 CFCS celebrated 40 years of providing financial counselling and income tax preparation services for the community. CFCS was honoured to have Premier Greg Selinger speak at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) about his time with founding our organization in 1974 – then we were called CITS (Community Income Tax Services). We want to thank everyone who attended our AGM this year, and we look forward to seeing you next year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-profit helps families ‘get out of crushing debt’

June 12th was CFCS’s 40th Anniverary Annual General Meeting attended by Premier Greg Selinger – one of the founder’s of our organization. Read the Winnipeg Free Press article below for details.

Read the full article here.

By: Joel Schlesinger

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger with left, John Silver, Exec director. The premier gave a speech at an event for the 40th anniversary of Community Financial Counselling Services.  He is one of the founding members of the non-profit, which helps thousands of families get out of debt.  (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )

 

Having the money talk

Read a Winnipeg Free Press article with a contribution by CFCS staff about “Talk with our kids about money” day – a CFEE initiative.

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By: Joel Schlesinger

Teacher Dan Beettam teaches money and finance topics to a class at Valley Gardens Middle School (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

 

 

Debt, be gone

Read the most recent Winnipeg Free Press article with a contribution by CFCS – from December 7th.

Read the full article here.

By: Joel Schlesinger

Debt Boost in the Prairies

Manitoba and Saskatchewan saw personal debt rise at the third-fastest pace in Canada over the past year. CFCS’s Executive Director comments on rising debt in the Prairies in a recent Winnipeg Free Press article.  

Read the full article here.

By: Winnipeg Free Press Staff Writer

Up to three-quarters of Canadians say they are in debt, and the average debt load rose by 21 per cent to $15,920 over the last year, an RBC survey said.

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Young couple savours home ownership, but struggles with household budget

Read a Winnipeg Free Press article with a contribution by CFCS about a young couple struggling with debt and budgeting.

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By: Joel Schlesinger

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Bringing Financial Literacy to Schools

This November, CFCS piloted a program designed to teach elementary school children about money.

Read more about the program in the Winnipeg Free Press here.

By: Joel Schlesinger

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Grade 5 students at Calvin Christian Elementary learned about spending and saving from a Community Financial Counselling Services pilot program.

Is it Just About Money?

For Financial Literacy Month in November 2012, CFCS held two workshops on behavioural economics that sought to shed light on why we spend our money the way we do.

 Read the Winnipeg Free Press article on these workshops here

By: Joel Schlesinger

Sally Massey-Wiebe says upbringing, environment and emotions affect financial habits. (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)