As a senior who always had gold credit, I hit a low in 2018 due to job loss, and my ex-employer not taking enough tax off. I felt beaten. Thank God for 4 Pillars who in turn referred me to Grant Thornton. I was so embarrassed to have to do this but Kathleen Haase made me feel so much better. Gave me good advice. The hug helped a lot too. Thank you, Kathleen, job well done. I will never forget you
— Gloria H, Edmonton, AB
I have been putting off seeking help with my debt for years due to shame and embarrassment, and after speaking to Krista Metcalfe I realized I had nothing to be worried about. She was incredibly understanding and so nice that it made me wish I had come to her sooner. In addition to her courtesy in regards to my position, she offered me genuine advice and was thorough in the information she provided me in order to move forward. Krista eased my anxiety about seeking help and lifted a tremendous weight off my shoulders by helping me make a plan for the future. She took her time and is a genuine human being who cares about others. I realized I am not alone, and am eager to move forward in my plan to financial freedom again
— Anonymous Client from NS
I meet with Kathleen, hoping that she might give me tools and knowledge to stop the pattern that got me in-waters over my head in the first place. She was patient in instructing me and also when I asked her to repeat herself; for I was writing things that she said. When I asked her about books that I can read to keep on helping me, she knew resources right away. My overall impression was great and friendly, really committed to helping me out in this tough time I’m going through.
— Anonymous Client in Alberta
I cannot believe how relieved I feel after speaking with Krista Metcalfe yesterday. When I called, I felt embarrassed and ashamed that I wasn’t able to take care of my own debts and sad that my life has to lead me here. Krista answered all my questions and reassured me that it was ok. She talked to me like I had been her friend for years and when our conversation was over, I felt the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders. A true Gem !! Thank you.
— Anonymous Client from Nova Scotia
Two years ago I asked your wonderful caring business for help because of being in debt that my estranged husband left me in because of his gambling addiction and physical, emotional and verbal abuse. Your people treated me with such kindness and respect. I will forever be so thankful. You never will be forgotten.
— Anonymous Client, PEI
I love my life now after completing my proposal. I am no longer running from creditors and I have no stress due to a managed financial lifestyle. Kathleen Haase is a wonderful counsellor with an awesome sense of humour combined with a very professional attitude. Linda Gould helped me with my initial consultation. She was reassuring and encouraging despite my situation. I really appreciated how I felt after speaking with her and knowing that there was an answer to my problems despite feeling overwhelmed initially. Without Linda, I don’t know where I would be. Thanks to the whole team.
— Valerie S, Edmonton, AB
My first visit I was in tears and Kathleen made me feel so much better. I felt dumb because I got myself into so much trouble and she encouraged me not to be so hard on myself. I am very happy with the outcome of the two sessions we had. She’s awesome. Kathleen is very easy to get along with and she has made me more aware of my financial situation and it has made me better.
I also met with Frieda and she reassured me that it was the right thing to do in my situation. She explained my options to me and did not pressure me to do anything I did not want to do.
— Peggy H, Wetaskiwin, AB
Only 7 months ago I was overwhelmed with credit card debt, I was unable to sleep from worry and felt there was no hope. I am so glad I contacted Grant Thornton. With their help, I am now able to sleep again! I filed a consumer proposal and the process was not stressful at all! Grant Thornton was always there and helped me through every stage and explained everything thoroughly. I urge anyone who feels overwhelmed with debt to contact them. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
— Anonymous Client
I had been struggling for years living paycheque to paycheque. When I lost my job, the future with all my debt looked grim. I met with Rob McLernon and he explained how I could get my life back. I am happy that I made the decision to talk with Grant Thornton.
— Anonymous client from Halifax, NS
Prior to going to Grant Thornton, I felt terrible. I was always in my overdraft because I couldn’t make it through the entire month on my pension income. Once I filed I was able to pay my bills, buy groceries and even buy new clothes.
I found everybody at Grant Thornton very helpful. I was expecting a stressful experience, but Susan Methuen made it so I didn’t feel guilty or out of place. There were people available to contact and answer my questions. The counselling sessions with Kathleen Haase were great for showing me how to get myself out of debt and being able to save money. I have told many people to go to Grant Thornton.
— Jerri J, Edmonton, AB