Creditaid is proud to support various community initiatives and is privileged to have been a long time supporter of St. Amant, a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities and autism.
Creditaid CEO Brian Denysuik, recently chaired the inaugural St. Amant Party, and was honoured to be among other individuals and organizations who so graciously donated their time and resources for the cause.
This is the 3rd annual Salsa Festival in Winnipeg and it’s sure to include something for everyone! Presented by 2015 Bachata Cabaret World Champions Harold Rancano and Regan Hirose, along with the RHR Latin Dance Company, the festival features workshops, performances, competitions, and night life parties with world renowned artists.
In April, we were happy for the opportunity to speak to members of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) as they joined the Society members for a collaborative workshop about Money Matters and Mindfulness.
The RTAM advocates for the needs of retired teachers to the Manitoba government, the MTS and the general public. The association members have witnessed the benefits of the Balance program, and have begun holding collaborative workshops to tap into the many benefits that the program has to offer.
Even after a lifetime of prudent money management, it is oftentimes in retirement that an individual might need access to advice and resources that they previously did not.
At Creditaid, we feel privileged for the opportunity to discuss financial wellness and financial literacy with our province’s educators and look forward to more opportunities to share in the future.
As credit counsellors, we have the skills and experience to aid this wonderful charity by providing budget strategies to new Habitat homeowners to help them prepare for home ownership and budget effectively for a lifetime of financial success.
The financial education they receive helps to instill a sense of accountability and pride in their new home ownership status.
We are happy to be part of the Habitat for Humanity family, and seeing videos like this one makes us even bigger fans!
We were welcomed with open arms by Principal Rod Fisher and his staff. Keith Macpherson, Carla D’Andreamatteo, and Creditaid’s President Brian Denysuik, are really enjoying the opportunity to deliver some great programs. Creditaid’s Financial Wellness piece generated lots of interesting conversation.
Financial wellbeing impacts one’s overall health, and can affect relationships with family, friends and co-workers. More employers are beginning to realize that being under financial stress can significantly impact the quality of an employee’s daily work. We were happy to be selected by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society as responsible for the Financial Literacy portion of their wellness program.
The Financial Literacy workshops and resources provide information to help individuals deal with financial stress and limit the effects it may have on their life. Topics include but are not limited to:
• Identity Theft
• Dealing with Financial Stress
• Budgeting Made Easy
• Talking Money with Your Kids
We have been helping Manitobans be debt free since 1992 and with programs like these, we can help even more. These valued individuals are teaching our children, and we trust that the more knowledge they have, the more they will pass along.
This is the 2nd annual Salsa Festival in Winnipeg and it’s sure to include something for everyone! Hosted by Cubanisimo, a Winnipeg dance company dedicated to the preservation of Cuban heritage and to the promotion of the joy of Latin Dance, Salsa Fest is a great way to learn about a dancing style that has become so popular in recent years.
Led by company directors Harold Rancano and Regan Hirose, Cubanisimo has performed and competed in dance events throughout North America, most notably the 2014 World Latin Dance Cup in Miami, Florida. Harold and Regan are placed 6th in the world in the Bachata Cabaret Division and amongst the top 10 in Salsa.
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!
It was a very special day on Thursday, April 24th and one that I did not expect.
I was invited to an economic update lunch by National Bank. It started as a routine lunch but turned into a very special chance meeting with Jennifer Jones. I had a chance to congratulate Jennifer Jones on her gold medal.
A big hug and having Jennifer tell the people around us that I provided her with her first part-time job was indeed very special. I got to know Jennifer’s dad back in my Comcheq days, as Larry sold us our micro-fiche. I always enjoyed chatting with Larry and one day, he asked if I might have a summer job for his daughter. Jennifer worked that summer and part-time for several years as she took her law degree, curled and at one point, thought she should start taking some CGA courses. You might say she was driven and yes she knew how to set goals.
She had incredibly high standards and always took on all the various jobs we would give her and she did them with a smile on her face no matter how big or small the task was. When I reflect back on all she did including her part-time job coupled with becoming a lawyer and all the curling – it was quite something. I believe curling became part of the Olympics in 1998 and I think Jennifer had set her goal on gold even before curling was an official Olympic sport.
In life, I have always believed you can achieve whatever you put your mind towards and Jennifer – you are a true example of this just like our clients here at Creditaid. Our clients have to set some really tough goals with their financial recovery and it can be a tough journey with ups and downs, no different than the curling world. Congratulations, Jennifer! It is very special to see you achieve a goal that you have worked so hard for.
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.