(Consumers' Association of Canada, Alberta)
Alberta Consumers' Association
Sources of Consumer Information
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Organizations Associated with the Alberta
Consumers' Association of Canada
Association of Canada, (http://www.consumer.ca), an independent, non-profit
volunteer organization, represents and informs consumers and advocates
action on their behalf to improve the quality of life.
An interesting affiliated organization
Manitoba (http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/crm/law/cac01.html). While the
site focuses on services available to Manitoba consumers, many provinces
have similar organizations to help consumers.
Office of Consumer Affairs-Industry Canada
Connection: Office of Consumer Affairs-Industry Canada http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_consu/consaffairs/engdoc/oca.html
Affairs, a Division of Government Services http://www.gov.ab.ca/ma/hca/consumer/index.htm
In partnership with provincial and territorial
Canada provides national leadership to develop health policy, enforce
health regulations, promote disease prevention and enhance healthy living
for all Canadians. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/
Health Information Sources
The Health Links
page has several links to consumer and professional information about health
care. These sites have a wealth of information about food safety,
medical information, and public health policy. Many of the sites
have taken the time to translate medical jargon into useful consumer information.
However, there are several sites for those individuals that need current
information about diseases and treatments. Many of these sites provide
links to specialty sites. Also, users should check for partners or
affiliates for more sources of health information.
Caution is advised because the information
provided about the sites was provided by the site owners. Consumers
should be aware that some sites promote certain treatments and some sponsored
sites rely on advertising and other revenues that may affect the information
they provide and how they provide it. Some sponsored sites belong
to the Health on the Net Foundation which has
a code of ethics for health care sites. Also, before
providing any personal information, consumers should read the site's Privacy
Policy. A question every user should ask is, "Do I want this information
shared with third parties or affiliates?" And don't hesitate to ask
who the third parties or affiliates are.
Other Canadian Information Sources
About.com Canadian Consumer Information
Canadian Consumer Information Index (http://canadaonline.miningco.com/msubmenu2.htm)
also has links to many Canadian consumer information sites.
About.com Consumer Information: Scams
This About.com index, Consumer
Information: Scams, lists sites that provide information about many
common and current scams. http://canadaonline.miningco.com/msub106.htm
CBC Market Place
Market Place (http://www.tv.cbc.ca/market/) is a consumer affairs show.
This site archives many of the reports featured on the program.
Child & Family Canada
& Family Canada (http://www.cfc-efc.ca/index.html) is presented
through the cooperation of 46 non-profit organizations committed to the
health and well-being of children and their families. The web site was
initiated by the Canadian Child Care Federation with the support of Human
Resources Development Canada, and Industry Canada. They have
information provided by member organizations on a wide variety of topics.
One of these topics is media
influence, including the internet, on young people.
GoEdmonton.Net - Government, Politics and
- Government, Politics and Law (http://www.ecn.ab.ca/gov/) contains
links to sources of political and legal information.
Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC)
A Canadian safety, certification, testing,
quality registration, and standards development organization dedicated
entirely to the protection of life and property, UNDERWRITERS'
LABORATORIES OF CANADA (ULC http://ulc.ca) is a not-for-profit organization
headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. With modern and fully equipped
testing laboratories, it exists for the purpose of investigating devices
and materials as to their relation to life, fire or accident hazards, or
their value in crime prevention, and to providing authoritative information
to inspection authorities.
Business and Money
About.com: Investing Canada
Canada is the About.com index of Canadian investment information sites.
Linked sites provide information about investing in Canada and Canadian
financial institutions. (http://investingcanada.about.com/money/investingcanada/mbody.htm)
About.com Personal Finance: Credit
This About.com index focuses on Personal
Finance: Credit in Canada: applying for credit, managing credit, calculators,
costs, and debt problems. http://canadaonline.miningco.com/msub18.htm
CALM 20 Financial
Bankruptcy Law Centre has articles covering bankruptcy, insolvency,
business or personal, credit bureaus and debt collection. Also, the
page has links to pages specializing in Provincial Law. http://wwlia.org/ca-bankr.htm
Other Information Sources
World ® is an American public service, non-commercial site which
has gathered over 1800 of the most useful consumer resources on the Internet,
and categorized them here for easy access. Whether you want to find buying
advice and product reviews, comparison shop for bargains and last minute
travel, file a consumer complaint with a government or company consumer
affairs department or the BBB, read 100s of consumer rights booklets, find
a low rate credit card or mortgage, look up the wholesale price of a car,
get personal finance tips, read news of the latest scams, research a law,
or clip electronic coupons, you can do it in Consumer World. http://www.consumerworld.org/
Consumer Reports Online
Reports Online (http://www.consumerreports.org/index.html) is the American
online site for Consumer Reports. There are some free product evaluations
and other information on this U.S. member only site.
GTE Superpages - Consumer Guide
Guide TM provides you with the unbiased, independent information
you need to make informed, intelligent
decisions--as we have for about 30 years. http://cg.gte.net/cgi-bin/osform/bestbuys?osform_template=main.html
This is a U.S. site.
Welcome to Product
ReviewNet! Thousands of summaries of product reviews from hundreds
of online and print sources for fast and easy product research. http://www.productreviewnet.com/home.html
This is a U.S. sponsored site.
Internet Fraud Watch
Fraud Watch (http://www.fraud.org/internet/inttip/itpset.htm) is a
project of the National Consumers League.
Federal Trade Commission
Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov/), Bureau of Consumer Protection's
mandate is to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent
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