Debt management workshops scheduled (09/01/07)

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Jan. 7, 2009

SAINT JOHN (CNB) - A series of workshops will be held around the province to help persons manage their finances better, including how to develop a workable budget and to reduce debt.

Fifteen public workshops will be held under a partnership between the provincial government and Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada Inc. (CCSAC), a registered, non-profit organization established in 1994, with offices throughout Atlantic Canada.

The workshops are being organized as part of a government initiative launched in November 2008 to help New Brunswickers conserve energy; and to help them reduce and offset their energy and day-to-day expenses.

CCSAC helps clients solve debt problems through financial counselling, education, and debt repayment programs. It is referred by, and supported by, many employee assistance programs through various employers and government agencies.

For more information, contact CCSAC at 1-888-753-2227.


EDITOR'S NOTE: A schedule of the workshops follows. Additional workshops will be held in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton at times, dates and locations to be announced. MEDIA CONTACT: Bonnie Doyle, Department of Energy, 506-658-2410; Rob Boulanger, CCSAC, 506-693-3280.

Schedule of workshops

11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19. Centre Communautaire, 70 Evangeline St.

7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19. Rodd Miramichi River Hotel, 1809 Water St.

11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. Club du Bel Âge, 331 St.-Pierre E. Blvd.

St. Stephen
11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. SuperStore community room, 195 King St.

7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. K.C. Irving Regional Centre, Room B.

7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1005 Main St.

Saint John
7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. Courtney Bay Inn, Waterloo Room, 350 Haymarket Square.

7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Garrison Room, 659 Queen St.

11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21. L.E. Reinsborough School, 390 Adelaide St.

7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21. Edmundston SuperStore community room, 577 Victoria St.

Grand Falls / Grand-Sault
11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. Best Western Hotel, 187 Ouellette St., Highway 2, Exit 79.

7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. Woodstock SuperStore, 350 Connell St.