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Freida M. Richer

As a Vice President and Principal with Grant Thornton Limited, I help Albertans resolve their financial difficulties. With over 20 years of experience in both consumer and corporate insolvency, as well as restructuring engagements, my specialties include bankruptcies, legislated proposals, receiverships and liquidations. My real focus, however, is consumer insolvency—an area I’ve been dedicated to for the past 16 years.

I received my CIRP designation and appointment as Licensed Insolvency Trustee in 2007 and am a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP). I am also a founding member of the Edmonton and Northern Alberta Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and have served on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Association of Insolvency Practitioners (AAIRP).

On a more personal note, I am very passionate about bringing awareness to the importance of financial literacy. For the past two years, I have contributed as a monthly commentator on Global Edmonton’s Morning News segment “Money Smarts”. I also had an op-ed piece on “The Culture of Credit” published in the Globe and Mail, and I frequently share my expertise on current debt and financial topics on various TV and radio shows and through public speaking engagements.


“…I also at this time would like to say “Thank You So Much Freida” for all of your guidance, your professionalism, your understanding, and your advice through-out this process. It has been a real challenge and yet as I close this chapter of my life it has also been a tremendously positive learning experience and I promise to never get into financial trouble again.” – William, Nisku, AB


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