Make DECSA Accountable for the Federal Funds it receives and Programs it offers! sign now

Who is DECSA?

DECSA (Distinctive Employment Counselling Services of Alberta) is mandated to help those with disabilities find a way to make a living. It is given millions of dollars per annum to do this.

And yet, it hasn't been audited in over five years. 

This is not normal. Non-profits are supposed to be audited regularly, and this information should be freely available on their website. If you check DECSA's website, at www.decsa.com, you will see this does not exist. And if you call DECSA to ask for their audited financial reports they will tell you it's non of your business.

Do you really want your money going to an organization that believes your money isn't your concern? I don't.

Why have I started this petition?

Their lack of accountability goes beyond money alone. DECSA actually threatens its clients, and instead of trying to help them, it tries to seize their assets without cause. I know this, because I am a client; this is what they tried to do to my mother using a secured loan document. This wasn't an average security agreement. They stated that they could cancel the loan at any time - even if payments were being made on time and in full - and collect on my mother's property (she was my guarantor). Moreover, the agreement would have me waive all rights to financial statements proving what I had paid into the loan, and even waiving counsel. 

Am I talking about a loan shark? Nope. This is a 'quote' not-for-profit organization.

Note: For anyone who thinks I might be off-the-wall, or suffering from sour-grapes, I invite you to email me at mdunford at ashby-bp .com. I will send you any of the hundreds of documents proving my concerns are valid. Or, I can provide testimonials from others who have witnessed, first-hand, the hell they put their clients through. 

What am I hoping to accomplish with this petition?

First, I would like to prevent this from happening to any other disabled person. Life is hard enough as it is. Taking advantage of the most vulnerable is dispicable. I'm hoping public awareness will help prevent this in the future. After all, if we're all watch-dogs, it is less likely to happen to someone else. 

Second, I want the millions of dollars they've received properly audited. Since they're so eager to get their hands on everyone else's money - and behave as if they're entitled to it - I want to make sure these funds have not been misappropriated or embezzled. A public audit would satisfy that. Moreover, this should have happened anyway. All non-profits are supposed to be audited. That this one hasn't been is negligence. 

We need your help!

No matter where you are, your signature could make the difference between our government listening or not. No one's tax dollars should be spent without accountability. Please sign today. 

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  • 26 September 20131. rachen (unverified)
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Petition target:
Western Economic Diversification, Alberta Immigration and Employment, Service Canada, Government of Canada, taxpayers, Alberta, Edmonton

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me, Ashby-BP Publishing

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alberta, decsa, funding, government, government of canada, grants, justice, misappropriation, non-profit, politics

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