Ask ICAN’s financial counsellors how many clients present with hardship issues relating to payday loans and consumer leases, and they will tell you it’s the majority.  Although Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACCs) may not always… Read more »

Debt, the final straw

Financial Counsellors across Australia witness daily the mental health impacts that unmanageable debt can have on their clients. What happens when your client has already suffered a traumatic event and the financial stress becomes… Read more »

Canadian Financial Diaries Project

ICAN’s recent study tour of Canada allowed us to catch up with one of our favourite people on the planet, Professor Jerry Buckland.Jerryis the Professor of International Development Studies, Menno Simons College at the University… Read more »

ICAN’s Canadian Study Odyssey Part 2

In Part 2 of ICAN’s Canadian Study Odyssey, the team visits host Community Economic Development (CED)/Financial Empowerment organisations, SEED (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Momentum (Calgary, Alberta). ICAN Co-Founders Aaron Davis and Carmen Daniels were keen… Read more »

QSuper Community Day – NAIDOC 2019

NAIDOC week celebrations were in full swing across the country in July, including a free community event on Thursday Island at the TRAWQ Community Hall, hosted by QLD’s largest superannuation fund, QSuper.  ICAN was… Read more »