Debt Education, Budgeting & Credit Webinars | Workshops

Educational Workshops

Debt Education, Budgeting & Credit Webinars | Workshops

The Credit Counselling Society is committed to helping Canadians improve their money management skills and learn how to use credit wisely.

Our education team serves communities in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario through:

  • In-person workshops
  • Webinars (online workshops)
  • Train the trainer sessions
  • Information sessions for groups who want to know how our services and programs can help their clients

The Credit Counselling Society's Education Team

Lisa Rogers, Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society

Lisa Rogers 

Lisa is a Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society. She has over 10 years experience as an educator and facilitator. Before joining the Credit Counselling Society, she worked to promote and educate others on saving energy and money with BC’s largest electrical utility. Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia and is passionate about educating others and making connections with those she helps. She is based in British Columbia. Email Lisa.

Catherine Lopez, Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society

Catherine Lopez 

Catherine Lopez is a Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society and is based out of BC. She has over 10 years of experience in customer service, training, and management; which includes working in the financial industry and as a Credit Counsellor with the Credit Counselling Society. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree through Simon Fraser University. Catherine is keen on enhancing and delivering financial literacy education to those within her community. Email Catherine.

Sheilagh Cahill, Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society

Sheilagh Cahill 

Sheilagh is a Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society. She obtained her Certificate in Entertainment Administration from the University of British Columbia and her Diploma in Business Management from Capilano University. She has over 10 years of experience in business development, producing television and project management. She loves meeting people, building great partnerships and increasing awareness about CCS's programs and services. She connects with the financial sector, community organizations and unions throughout the Lower Mainland and BC to help increase financial literacy. Email Sheilagh.

Manraj Waraich, Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society in Edmonton

Manraj Waraich 

Manraj is the Credit Counselling Society’s Financial Educator for Edmonton. She has over 7 years of experience in customer service and community work. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree through the University of Alberta’s School of Business. Manraj is passionate about helping others reach their full potential, and building connections throughout the community. Email Manraj.

Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society in Calgary, Alberta

Mark Kalinowski 

Mark takes over the position of Financial Educator in Southern Alberta after 5 years spent as an Accredited Credit Counsellor for Credit Counselling Society. Having worked for two banks and having passed numerous financial courses including his Life Licensing Exam and Canadian Securities and Investment Funds in Canada Courses, he offers a broad wealth of hands on knowledge. He considers it his mission to not just educate but inspire positive actions in the people he meets. Email Mark.

Tim St. Vincent is the Credit Counselling Society's Financial Educator in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Tim St. Vincent 

Tim is our Financial Educator for Manitoba and Saskatchewan and is based out of Winnipeg. He has over 20 years combined experience in Financial Services, Customer Service and Training. Tim has completed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) program as well as the Canadian Securities Course (Hons.) and his Certificate In Management (C.I.M.) through the University of Manitoba. Tim believes strongly in the power of education, planning and acting on your plan. Email Tim.

Anne Arbour is the Credit Counselling Society's financial educator in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Anne Arbour 

Anne Arbour is the Credit Counselling Society’s Financial Educator for the Greater Toronto Area. Anne has over 20 years combined experience in facilitation and financial services, including operating her own small business financing company. Anne graduated with an MBA from York University - Schulich School of Business. She is passionate about promoting financial literacy in her community, about meeting new people and building strong working relationships. Email Anne

Gary Rusyn is the Credit Counselling Society's financial educator in Ottawa.

Gary Rusyn 

Gary is the Credit Counselling Society’s Financial Educator for Ottawa. He has over 7 years of experience in the financial industry, as well as teaching high school in Montreal. Gary is also fluently bilingual in English and French. Gary enjoys educating consumers on how to effectively manage their money better, and he also really likes working with groups. Email Gary

Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy is the Credit Counselling Society's Director of Education and Community Awareness.

Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy 

Stacy is the Director of Education and Community Awareness for the Credit Counselling Society. She has over 15 years of facilitation experience, and managed our Counselling department for 3 years. She loves meeting new people and is constantly on the lookout for ways to build relationships, partnerships and create awareness about CCS's programs and services.