CACCS Applauds Task Force on Financial Literacy

TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services (CACCS) and its not-for-profit credit counselling member agencies applaud the release of the Task Force on Financial Literacy's report of recommendations to the federal government.

"We look forward to increased opportunities to help Canadians better understand and manage their personal finances," said Henrietta Ross, Chief Executive Officer. "By embracing financial literacy, individuals and families can discover a new sense of personal control and mastery over their financial matters." As the industry leader in providing personal finance education, counsellor certification and the accreditation of agencies, CACCS and its members are ideally positioned to provide skilled resources in support of financial literacy.

CACCS is dedicated to seeing a Canadian society where financial responsibility, underpinned by personal financial management knowledge and skills, is the norm. "Taking steps now to support and encourage financial literacy for Canadians is critical," said Ross.

CACCS and its trusted community-based member agencies look forward to working with the government to implement the national financial literacy strategy. Ross said, "Our enthusiasm stems from our historical grassroots advocacy for healthy personal finances as being essential for Canadians, coupled by our unique expertise in providing financial literacy training and education." CACCS and its members look forward to continuing to coach and guide Canadians on a path to improved financial health.

About Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services:

The Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services (CACCS) represents a Canada-wide network of accredited, not-for-profit agencies and affiliates offering preventative education and confidential services to clients experiencing financial difficulties. With a focus on financial counselling education, accreditation of agencies and certification of Financial Counsellors, CACCS is also committed to national research and policy initiatives concerning personal finance and industry advocacy.

To find a certified Credit Counsellor and qualified Financial Coach at an accredited Member Agency, call the CACCS central referral service at 1-800-263-0260 or visit www.caccs.ca for more information.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services

For further information: or to arrange interviews, please contact Henrietta Ross, Chief Executive Officer, 905.945.5644 ext. 222 or hross@caccs.ca

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