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February 5, 2021 - By CCI South Alberta

Alberta Debtor Support Project

Alberta has been hard hit economically for the past few years. With the global pandemic, finding the means to pay debts and mortgages has become increasingly difficult for an increasing number of Albertans. For those whose circumstances have changed and are not sure what to do, where do they turn? There is help.

An initiative was launched by a group of lawyers and organizations which include the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, Pro Bono Law Alberta, Calgary Legal Guidance, the University of Calgary Public Interest Law Clinic, the Law Society of Alberta, the Justice Sector Constellation and the ADR Institute of Alberta. The program is called the "Alberta Debtor Support Project". 

The Alberta Debtor Support Project’s website provides a list of resources that are available as well as, a "portal" for active and retired lawyers to volunteer to help Albertans dealing with debt. It offers individuals guidance through information on options and services available.

"Help with Debt Alberta" can also provide links to a new service for people who are behind on the mortgages or one or two debts.  The Public Interest Law Clinic operates the Consumer Debt Negotiation Project, which is an online Pro Bono service. The volunteer lawyers and staff negotiate with creditors on behalf of an individual.

To see the Court announcement visit: LINK


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