People living in poverty have a life expectancy that is 21 years less than the national average. (McMaster University, 2015). Today, there are people in every community in Canada whose lives are being devastated as a result of debt. They may be struggling to make ends meet, feed their families, or keep the lights on. They may be feeling suicidal, depressed, and alone.
A CAP Debt Centre provides professional debt counselling through community-based home visits to lift people out of debt and poverty and provide holistic support to those who are struggling.