Our purpose

Be the voice and resource for the alternative lending industry, offering education, knowledge and connection to ensuring a healthy and vibrant industry for our members and Canadians.

To support the growth of companies that are in the business of alternative mortgage lending across Canada. The Alternative lending industry has faced significant changes over the last ten years. CAMLA will strive to represent the diverse needs of lenders both at the provincial and National level, through a coordinated industry approach. CAMLA will represent the industry on matters of compliance, regulation, consumer protection, education, industry performance and trends.

CAMLA will provide an avenue for alternative mortgage lenders to exchange ideas and explore ways of improving the sector; encourage principled and professional practices by Alternative Mortgage Lenders; educate the public at large about Alternative Lending; encourage individual potential borrowers to be informed about the appropriateness of Alternative Mortgage Lending to the borrowers’ circumstance; and to advocate on behalf of, and represent the interests of Alternative Mortgage Lenders.

Our mission

The Canadian Alternative Mortgage Lenders Association’s (CAMLA) mission is to provide our members a coordinated National Voice which can ensure as an industry we are able to operate in a harmonious way with the real estate industry, regulators, stakeholders and partners.