Free The Spirit Festival This Saturday

We are very excited for the Free The Spirit Festival happening this Saturday, September 27th at St. Amant.  This is a great event that celebrates the value of people with developmental disabilities and autism.  We invite all of our friends, staff and the whole community to join us on that day as we participate in the fundraising walk and have fun at the many activities we have planned for the day.  There will be a BBQ, games, music and a petting zoo – activities for the whole family!


Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Time:  10 am – 2pm
Location: St. Amant at 440 River Road

For more information, visit the St. Amant website or give us a call at 204.987.6890.  See you there!


BC Driving to Change Legislation that Manitoba Adopted Two Years Ago to Protect Manitobans

Creditaid President and CAICCA Vice Chair Brian Denysuik was recently interviewed by The Province on the need for the BC government to adopt changes in their debt management legislation.  The province has the highest rate of consumer debt in the country but current legislations leave consumers open to financial harm and loss of funds from debt settlement companies during their most vulnerable times.

BC Debt Management Legislation

Changes to the Manitoba legislations were made in 2012 and Brian comments on how those changes were instrumental in protecting Manitobans from scams. “The changes around debt settlement here in Manitoba…have worked very, very well.  I think the legislative changes have helped protect consumers. I fail to understand why BC has not done the same thing.”

“Before the Manitoba government changed that province’s regulations in February 2012, ‘we were seeing a lot of people get trapped into working with these organizations, where they had turned around and they had sent them a whole bunch of money, only to be sued, only to find out that they’d been scammed,’ Denysuik said.

Denysuik said in recent years, his office has heard from far fewer upset, distressed consumers who claim to have been scammed by shady debt settlement companies.”

Read the full article on The Province, originally posted on August 22nd, 2014. Click here to be redirected to the article.

Work with St. Amant Important to Creditaid

When you live in a community as great as Winnipeg, you don’t have to look far for support of community efforts.

Look all around you to see evidence of how companies in our city are helping improve the lives of our fellow Manitobans, especially those who depend on organizations for vital care.

At Creditaid, we take pride in the assistance we provide to Manitobans. This is not only part of our credo as an organization, but extends to our volunteer efforts in the greater Winnipeg community. As such, we have been extremely supportive of St. Amant. A comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism, We believe strongly in the work St. Amant does, which includes a large residence for complex-care, 50 community sites and homes, the St.Amant Research Centre, the St. Amant School and River Road Child Care.

On Saturday, September 21, Creditaid will be taking part in St. Amant’s Free the Spirit Festival, 10am to 2pm at the John and Bonnie Buhler Reflective Gardens, and our President, Brian Denysuik, will be participating in the Fundraising Walk, benefiting the life-changing studies conducted by the St. Amant Research Centre. In addition to the walk, the day will be highlighted by games, music, snacks and prizes for the entire family.

If you would like to join us – or sponsor Brian – click here for full information.