The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) has designed an online program for people who are in the process of filing a consumer proposal or bankruptcy. It aims to provide you with the right tools and knowledge to help you move beyond your insolvency.
The Insolvency Counselling Program is part of the federally regulated insolvency process.
In order for you to be discharged from your bankruptcy or consumer proposal, you must complete two Insolvency Counselling modules – Budgeting and Planning for the Future – and participate in two counselling sessions with one of our qualified BIA counsellors.
Five Tips to Prepare You for the Self-Learning Modules
The budgeting stage is the first counselling stage and it takes place near the beginning of the insolvency process. The budgeting stage consists of one online self-study module, followed by a personal, one-on-one session with a BIA counsellor.
During the online self-study portion, you will review the introduction and budgeting module, and will prepare a personal budget. You will share and discuss the budgeting template that you previously created during the online self-study module with the BIA counsellor at your one-on-one session.
Budgeting is the first step to your fresh financial start and it is a process that will empower you to:
By this stage, you should be nearing the end of your insolvency. The modules in the Planning for the Future stage are meant to prepare you for long-term financial success.
The Planning for the Future Stage consists of one online self-study module, followed by a personal, one-on-one session with a BIA counsellor. During the online self-study module, you will learn how to set financial goals and the skills needed to achieve them. You will discuss the goals you set in the online self-study module with the BIA counsellor at your one-on-one session.
Setting financial goals will help you take control of your future! This step is an important component of financial success. During the online session you will go over the following topics: