Credit Canada GOLD is an innovative and intense financial coaching program led by Kelly Cowan, a professional personal leadership coach (PCC) and facilitator with 27 years of experience in financial services.
"This program offers support and structure to take away that emotional anxiety about money and look at the cold hard facts of where you are and the hopeful messaging that you can get control over this situation. It has a small footprint but a big impact on those lucky enough to access the expertise and wisdom of the Credit Canada team.” - Taylor, Ontario.
Who is this program for?
This program is for:
Individuals who have not done the GOLD program before.
Individuals who are dealing with more consumer debt (i.e. credit cards, loans, etc.) than they can manage.
Individuals who are ready and willing to be coachable, and would benefit from new skills and additional support to make progress.
Individuals who are not able to do a Debt Consolidation Program, or file for bankruptcy or a consumer proposal.
What will you need to do?
The objective of the GOLD program is tohelp participants get out of debt so they can get back into life.There are 6 live, virtual classes and 5 small group coaching sessions with your own personal debt coach. There will also be various activities to do and homework to complete.
When does it happen?
Live, virtual classes are 2 hours, one day a week for 6 weeks. You must make yourself available for every class.
Small group coaching sessions are 1 hour a week for 5 weeks. You must make yourself available for every session.
Where does the program take place?
Both the classes and coaching sessions are held over Zoom.
How much does it cost you?
Participants in the program will be granted a full scholarship ($975 value), so no cost will be incurred. In other words, it’s free!
Why is Credit Canada offering a GOLD program?
We believe there is more we can do to support people in getting out of debt.
Credit Canada GOLD moves beyond traditional financial literacy, which is knowledge-based, to financial well-being, which is insight-based. It is those insights that drive action and sustained behavioural change, making a continued impact over time.
About the Facilitator
Kelly Cowan is a professional personal leadership coach (PCC) and facilitator with 27 years of experience in financial services. She sparks people to face their challenges with grace and get results.
Are you Interested?
Apply now for our upcoming program from April 3rd to May 8th for women and gender-diverse people.
If you can't make the current program, or don't fit the criteria, stay tuned for these upcoming 2024 programs:
Sept. 1 - Oct. 16, 2024 - Heterogenous
Nov. 6 - Dec. 11, 2024 - Heterogenous
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"As I’ve been making consistent over-minimum payments to my Visa, they reduced my rate from 20.99% back down to 12.99%."
"I’ve kept on top of my pre-authorized payments to ensure no overdraft."
"I’ve built up savings to pay for things such as car repair and annual renewals (CAA, Amazon, etc)."
"It opened up my eyes to the purpose of money and I learned new analogies, skills, and strategies that I would never think apply to financial course."
"This program made me feel confident to take actionable steps forward, the coaches were very involved, encouraging and motivating."
"I was able to get all of my bills (utilities) back to a zero balance so I can now maintain automatic payments and stay caught up."
GOLD won runner-up in the 2023 MAIA Awards for "Best Adult Financial Education Project."
Interested in bringing Credit Canada GOLD to your organization?
Please contact Angie Velarde, Director of Sponsorships to learn more.