Hel­ping the new­co­mers help them­selves

Les Nouvelles Saint-Laurent - - NEWS - So­nia No­reau so­nia.no­reau@tc.tc

Do you know how to read a Hy­dro-Qué­bec’s bill? What seems so ob­vious to those born in Que­bec is not ne­ces­sar­ly ea­sy to the im­mi­grants who live in a new fi­nan­cial rea­li­ty. To re­spond to the al­ways chan­ging needs of its clien­tele, ACEF du Nord of­fers work­shops adap­ted to Mon­treal de­mo­gra­phic changes. These work­shops are now avai­lable in SaintLaurent.

In these work­shops, par­ti­ci­pants learn what are the best means of pay­ments ac­cor­ding to a par­ti­cu­lar si­tua­tion. "In France, we pay by check a lot. It is not the case here" says Isa­belle Dau­phin, bud­get ad­vi­sor for ACEF du Nord. Du­ring these mee­tings, par­ti­ci­pants learn how to use a cre­dit card and an In­te­ract card. These work­shops touch ma­ny dif­ferent

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