I’m sure it is not an easy place to be in right now. Maybe you’re at the stage where creditors are calling and harassing you; maybe you’re transferring money from creditor to creditor to cover the minimum payments; or maybe you’re anticipating that you will not be able to pay your creditors very shortly.
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David immigrated to Canada from South Africa in 1979. This gave David a true appreciation of what starting over is all about. By 1981 he had earned his Canadian Chartered Accountant designation and later began working in the insolvency field where he discovered great personal satisfaction in helping people through financially troubling times.
In 1997, he formed David Sklar & Associates Inc. a caring, professional firm that provides solutions for people dealing with insolvency issues through a wide range of exceptional services. Over the years, David Sklar & Associates has grown to include seven Greater Toronto Area Locations and is one of the largest filers of Consumer Proposals and Bankruptcies in the GTA.
David is currently a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He is also a licensed credit counsellor, has earned the CIRP designation (Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional), and is a general member of the Ontario Association of Restructuring Professionals.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor
As a proven and successful Estate Administrator, Ashley is able to combine her love of the law and her deep concern for the well-being of others. Recognizing the power of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to help people who are in financial crisis regain control of their lives, Ashley is pleased to be a part of the process that gives others a ‘fresh start’. The relief that she sees in her clients, is one of her greatest rewards.
With a background as an Estate Administrator, Cecilia loves working with people as part of a progressive, winning team in a fast-paced environment. Cecilia is your first point of contact at David Sklar & Associates, on the phone and in person. Her direction and calming presence is the first thing those seeking debt help need. In her spare time, she’s passionate about fitness, cycling and camping.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor
As a Certified Insolvency Counsellor, an Immigrant to Canada, and someone who has successfully built her own life on her own terms – Cori applies her knowledge, natural empathy, and strong listening skills to the benefit of her clients. Active in a number of community organizations, she believes in people – and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Cori shows her clients that getting their finances in order is the first step towards a better life.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor, Senior Estate Administrator
A Certified Insolvency Counsellor and Administrator since 1994, Debbie works extensively in Bankruptcy discharges and Division I Proposals. Specializing in complex insolvency issues, she frequently attends Court for discharge hearings and helps her clients to successfully navigate their way through the Bankruptcy and Proposal processes. Debbie’s knowledge, experience and positive outlook – are a source of strength and reassurance for her clients.
Manager, Proposal Department
With extensive experience in the financial industry, specializing in Division I and Consumer Proposals, Dianna is committed to finding the best solutions for her clients’ needs. By applying her strong problem solving skills and naturally optimistic nature, she has helped hundreds of people to move on to brighter futures. In fact, helping her clients to overcome their financial obstacles and regain the prospect of future credit and security – is how Dianna measures her own success.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor , Insolvency Administrator
Introduced to the insolvency business in 2010, Felisia went on to become a Certified Counsellor in 2013. After going to school for business management, she found a passion for the insolvency business and enjoys learning about the industry. Felisia finds it empowering to help people achieve new goals and strive toward a better financial future.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor , Location Manager: Toronto Head Office
With over 20 years in the financial industry, Jackie provides not only knowledge and experience, she has a sincere concern for her clients. Clear and straight-forward, she is able to offer her clients real solutions that will enable them to build a brighter financial future for themselves and their families. According to Jackie, “There is no better satisfaction than knowing you have helped another person realize their goals”.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor , Manager - Team Lead
Being a Certified Insolvency Counsellor and a Certified Insolvency Administrator – Jason offers his clients the power of his knowledge, his years of experience and his genuine concern for his clients and the life challenges they are facing. He helps his clients feel hopeful again, teaches them how to manage their finances, and provides them with the tools that enable them to move on with confidence.
Client Service Specialist, Insolvency Administrator
Part of the team since 2012, Jo thinks of David Sklar & Associates as family. Proud to be part of a close knit group of individuals dedicated to helping anyone who comes through their doors, Jo is committed to providing you with the tools and opportunities to move on to better things. She wants you to feel like you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Client Service Specialist , Insolvency Administrator
After 8 years in Family, Criminal, and Real Estate Law, Karen made the switch to insolvency in 1993. She joined David Sklar & Associates in 2010 and has become the first face clients see when they come into the Pickering office. With her gift of the gab, Karen makes clients feel at ease when they come in. What keeps motivating her is the relief on clients’ faces when they leave the office.
Manager, Tax Department
With a business administration diploma and over 40 years of accounting and tax experience, Linda has spent the last five years specializing in preparing bankruptcy personal income tax returns for our clients. Her keen insight and understanding helps many of our clients move forward with the fresh start that bankruptcy can provide. For Linda, “Taking pride in helping others; that’s what life is all about.”
Senior Estate Administrator
Lisa has been part of the David Sklar & Associates team since 2008, but her experience in insolvency stretches back to 1992. Since joining the team, Lisa has grown with the company and foresees ongoing opportunities to educate those in need of insolvency services with care, knowledge and professionalism. For Lisa, the strength of her team is the source of positive and productive results for her client.
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
In 2006, Mark – a successful Chartered Professional Accountant, earned his Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional designation. Active in Insolvencies since 2001, he uses his knowledge, experience and empathy to help people and businesses find the right solutions to their financial problems. Mark delights in helping clients, “realize that they can and will rid themselves of the financial chaos that has held them down for so long”. He encourages his clients to learn from past mistakes and then use that knowledge to build a better tomorrow.
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
Active in Insolvencies since 1985, Marva earned her Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional license in 1992. Her wide range of personal and professional experiences enables her to understand and relate to people from all walks of life. Marva puts her clients at ease – and back in control of their financial lives. She uses her vast experience in both Consumer and Corporate Trustee issues to bring about the best possible outcome for her clients. A true optimist at heart, Marva empowers her clients to see that their glass is half-full and not half-empty.
Manager, Accounting Department
A Certified Accounting & Payroll Administrator with over 10 years of experience in accounting, Nancy joined the David Sklar & Associates team in 2012 and has been growing with the company ever since. Nancy enjoys working with the team to help debtors get a fresh start and reach their financial goals.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor , Manager, Asset Department
A Certified Insolvency Counsellor with over 20 years of experience, Nat has been with David Sklar & Associates since 2008. Straight forward and direct, Natalie helps individuals take control of their financial lives and to move forward with knowledge and respect. Working in the industry since 1990, Natalie is able to instill real life practices for a better and brighter financial future. An optimistic attitude coupled with genuine common sense sets her apart.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor , Location Manager - Mississauga Division
Rhoda joined David Sklar & Associates in 1999 and quickly discovered her passion for helping people learn to deal with financial stress. After obtaining her Certified Insolvency Counsellor designation in 2000, Rhoda began using her strong inter-personal and financial skills to help her clients. By the end of their Initial meeting, Rhoda’s clients are relieved to know that they can once again be responsible for their own financial stability and they are eager to move forward.
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
As a Chartered Insolvency Restructuring Professional and Licensed Insolvency Trustee, with years of experience and a proven ability to help his clients get the fresh financial start they need, Richard has taken on the additional task of helping those Toronto Area residents who are in need of debt management support, find their solutions at David Sklar & Associates. Richard knows that debt resolution is not the end – it is a new beginning – a fresh start for a brighter financial life.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor, Senior Manager
With years of experience as a Certified Insolvency Counsellor, and life experiences that have made her empathetic to people experiencing debt problems – Shirley helps her clients understand that everyone makes mistakes – but the secret to success is to learn from our mistakes and move on. Shirley helps people to help themselves – to take responsibility for their life choices and to know that with the right attitude and good work ethics – anything is possible.
Certified Insolvency Counsellor , Location Manager, Pickering Division
Trina, a Certified Insolvency Counselor, with years of experience, provides her clients with knowledgeable support and honest opinions. She has an exceptional understanding of family dynamics, and helps people from all backgrounds – to get out of debt and learn the skills to build a brighter financial future. Fluent in French and English, Trina’s passion is to help people dealing with financial challenges – find peace of mind.