EFCN Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 8:00 AM

Seniors and Insolvency

Unexpected major events such as big health expenses challenged many seniors' financial plans. With more seniors carrying more debt into retirement, a growing number of older adults are declaring bankruptcy. Colleen Craig will discuss the realities and resources available for our clients when they are in financial crisis.


Colleen Craig, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT

Colleen Craig speaking on Senior Insolvency

Colleen received her CA(CPA) designation in 1994 while working at Arthur Andersen in Winnipeg.  In 1995 Colleen relocated to Victoria, BC, working with Grant Thornton and obtaining her Trustee license in 2000.  In 2002 Colleen left Grant Thornton to start her own firm C.E. Craig & Associates Inc., dealing exclusively in the insolvency area with a focus on personal and small corporate debt restructuring and elimination situations.

Colleen is a busy volunteer in her community both locally in the Victoria area and nationally with the Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Association (CAIRP) where she has sat on both provincial and federal CAIRP Boards.  She is the current Chair of the CAIRP’s Professional Conduct Committee and is a frequent contributor as speaker at conferences and presentations.

As a local volunteer, Colleen has been pleased to serve on the Executive Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria, the Royal and MacPherson Theatre Society and as Chair of the New Marie Centre Society (Sidney Aquarium) in Sidney BC.

Meeting Location: The Wellesley Of Victoria - Retirement Home

2800 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5

The entrance door for EFCN is on Market Street between Nanaimo Street and Blanshard Street.

Our EFCN sign and/or the helpful Wellesley staff will direct you to the room. Be sure to come a little earlier (we suggest 7:30) to allow yourself time to arrive and visit before the meeting starts at 8:00 am.


There is parking around and about the building, and Long and McQuade has generously offered their upper parking area on the corner of Market Street and Nanaimo Street.