Financial Literacy Workshops

Financial Literacy Workshops provide students with an opportunity to learn about basic money management and gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills to make responsible financial decisions. The Financial Literacy Workshop topics are Budgeting & Assets and Credit & Consumerism. Students will learn to reduce their debt, power to pay on credit cards, pay bills and save for their future (even if they are living on a low income).

The workshops are an hour of informational, introductory material with a takeaway booklet that students are encouraged to complete on their own. Students of all levels of experience and knowledge are encouraged to attend the workshops. Students are encouraged to attend both workshop topics but do not need to attend all the dates for each topic.

Budgeting & Assets

Understand spending habits, identify and track expenses, build a budget and set goals. Measure assets and set goals in each assets area to solve challenges in one’s life.

Upcoming Workshop Dates: (4:00 – 5:00 pm, Peer Support Centre)

Fall 2017: September 12th, 20th, and 28th
Winter 2018: January 15th, 23rd, and 31st

Credit & Consumerism

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of credit and learn strategies for using credit. Develop an understanding of consumerism and advertising, and build the ability to control consumerism to live more simply.

Upcoming Workshop Dates: (4:00 – 5:00 pm, Peer Support Centre)

Fall 2017: October 3rd, 18th, 26th
Winter 2018: February 5th, 13th, 28th

Core Hours

Fall/Winter: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Spring/Summer: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday

If you need an appointment outside of these times, please email the coordinator.

Contact

Peer Support Coordinator
Office: Wyckham House, Z210
Phone: (403) 440-6269
Email: Peer Support