Help vulnerable populations
Option consommateurs makes it easier to access the justice system with its legal information service.
- 73.7% of Quebecers say they don’t have the means to go to court, since the justice system is too expensive, too complex and, therefore, inaccessible.
We respond to hundreds of legal information requests every year in order to help these people exercise their rights.
Option consommateurs provides support for personal finance management.
- 64% of Canadians are concerned about their financial situation.
- In 2021, household debt in Canada amounted to… 186.2% of disposable household income.
That’s why, each year, hundreds of people receive a free budget consultation, and thousands use our budget worksheet, a tool that’s available to all.
Seniors can be a prime target for fraudsters or mistreatment by their caregivers. We’re here to help.
Option consommateurs knows that seniors face personal finance difficulties, whether related to varied payment methods, estate management, protection mandates or powers of attorney. When better informed, these seniors can adopt safer behaviours to reduce the risk of financial abuse and mistreatment.
Option consommateurs therefore provides seniors and caregivers with a dedicated information database and help line.
Protect consumer rights
Since there’s strength in numbers, Option consommateurs acts as a consumer representative in class action suits. A single favourable ruling or judgment compensates thousands of people and influences large companies to adopt more consumer-friendly practices.