Sheila Copps Joins InCharge Board of Directors

    TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - The Honourable Sheila Copps, former Deputy Prime
Minister of Canada, joined the InCharge Debt Solutions Canada (IDSC) Board of
Directors, one of Canada's leading credit counselling agencies, headquartered
in Mississauga, Ontario. She accompanies two other recent Board appointees,
Ronald A. Giles, Director Collections, Bank of Montreal (BMO); and Jeff Good,
President of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario.
    "We are honoured and excited by the recent appointments," notes Greg
Gogan, IDSC president, "and are encouraged by the depth these talented
individuals will provide as we work to improve Canadian consumers' financial
literacy. Collectively, these Board appointments will benefit our efforts to
work with legislators and credit institutions more effectively."
    Upon her appointment Ms. Copps stated, "I am thrilled to join an
organization that provides tangible relief to financially distressed people
across Canada." Ms. Copps served in several federal cabinet positions as
senior minister, including Environment, Communications, Multiculturalism, and
Canadian Heritage. Ms. Copps is currently a widely-read columnist with Sun
    Mr. Giles joined the BMO Financial Group in 1990. His responsibilities
have included retail and commercial roles covering a wide range of portfolios.
Since 2004, Mr. Giles has led a group of 180 financial professionals in
Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal to redefine how the Bank of Montreal meets its
delinquency and recovery needs.
    Mr. Good leads the largest Junior Achievement Charter in Canada, working
with more than 5,000 volunteers in an effort to provide more students with the
benefits of the organization's youth program. He has previously led capital
and annual campaigns for the YMCA, employing an Ontario-wide fundraising and
marketing strategy.
    The three appointees join current Board members David Warner, former
Speaker of the Ontario Legislature; Julia Turnbull, Lawyer; Robert Barrett,
Executive; Jacques LeCavalier, E-Learning Designer; and Lonnie Ritzer, Lawyer.

    InCharge Debt Solutions Canada is a registered charitable non-profit
organization offering financial education programs, confidential and
professional credit counselling, and debt management to individuals. InCharge
is committed to providing services that help consumers pay off their debts and
achieve financial independence. A member of Credit Counselling Canada,
InCharge Debt Solutions Canada offers services in most regions of the country.
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For further information: Mark Hoewing, Media Relations, InCharge Debt
Solutions Canada, (905) 696-2999,

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