Financial Literacy Events

Lakehead University Financial Literacy Events

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Become a Lakehead Financial Advocate!

Lakehead is proud to announce that we have created a Lakehead & CFEE Financial Advocate badge. In order to earn the Lakehead & CFEE Financial Advocate badge, you must participate in at least 4 out of 5 Help! Managing Your Money on Campus financial literacy workshops offered in the 2022 winter semester. The cumulative knowledge gained by attending these sessions and further adherence to the topics covered represent the foundation of financial health and stability.

Financial Literacy Events in 2021/2022

Below you can find a list of events throughout the 2021/2022 year! To access the event, either click the title of the presentation, or the respective date/time when applicable.

 

DateTimePresentation Name & Description      
September 22, 20216:00 PMBorrowing for the Books
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students.

Coming out of this workshop you will have a better understanding on various programs available to help you pay for your education, why it’s important to pay off credit cards in full monthly, how to improve your credit score and how to manage your debt so as to reduce your financial stress. From scholarships, grants and bursaries to loans and earned income, there are many ways to acquire funds to pay for this investment in your future. However, you have to be careful; it’s easy to fall into the debt trap. This module will give you the confidence to pursue your goals by helping you understand good and bad debt and the implications of a bad credit rating.
October 21, 20216:00 PMLiving a Financially Healthy Life
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students.
Coming out of this workshop you will be able to make more informed decisions about purchases, be able to create a budget that includes savings and can help reduce your financial stress and know how to apply the magic of compound interest to increase your savings. The goal of this workshop is to help you develop a healthy attitude towards money. You will learn how to take control of your money by setting goals and budgeting as well as to emphasize paying yourself first to meet those goals. You will learn about a simple budgeting process and how to distinguish between needs and wants. This module will help you develop a plan for a healthy financial future by making saving an integral part of your life.
 November 1, 20211:00 PMInvesting Basics
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students.

Coming out of this workshop you will have learned the foundational skills to allow you to invest with confidence such as understanding why it’s important to invest for your future to help outpace inflation, what basic investment asset classes exist and the various account options there are to investing. The goal of this workshop is to de-mystify investing and to also help you better understand the tax implications and benefits of various account options. Investing is not a get rich quick scheme, it’s a way of putting your money to work for you! This module is designed to arm you with the tools and knowledge to invest effectively and with confidence for your future. 
 November 10, 2021  10:00 AMUnderstanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 
How well do you understand Ontario’s personal income tax, credits and benefit programs? How does it all work in a year disrupted by a pandemic? Will your income for 2021 be significantly impacted by year end and change what you normally qualify for? This free, one-hour webinar will help you understand personal income tax, credits and benefits, and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Regardless of your age, income level, or time of year it is, your time will be well spent.
November 18, 202110:00 AMFinancial Matters Affecting International Students
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students.

Coming out of this workshop you will have a better understanding of how setting goals can help lead to more financial security, different methods to budget and how savings needs to be a key component of a budget. You will also have a better understanding of Canada’s tax system and possible ways to invest more tax efficiently. Another aspect will be learning some great tips to help you with your spending which will enable you to build a more effective budget and let you take more control of your money.
November 25, 2021 1:00 PMPresentation and Q&A with Rob Brown: Author of Wealthing Like Rabbits
 Have you ever wondered what zombies, Star Trek, and rabbits have in common? Come and find out! An original and occasionally hilarious introduction to the world of personal finance hosted by Rob Brown, author of Wealthing Like Rabbits.
 November 29, 202111:00 AM to 1:00 PMFinancial Literacy Fair
Chat with representatives from local financial organizations to learn more about money and debt management, planning and saving for the future, and prevention against fraud. Participating organizations include:Kyle Neabel - RBC Royal Bank
Jackie Ramler and Ella Headley - Raymond James Ltd.
Karen Shalley - Thunder Bay Counselling
Jeremy Bertrand - Ontario Ministry of Finance
Pia Hoxell - Canada Revenue Agency
Liany Duguay - Service Canada
November 30, 20216:00 PMIntermediate Investing
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students. Coming out of this workshop you will be much more comfortable managing your investment risks, be able to analyze and understand the potential value of the common stock of a company you choose to invest in and also know about some alternative investment opportunities. There are a lot of layers and complexity to investing and this workshop will provide you the knowledge to invest for the long-term by applying techniques like dollar cost averaging and diversification to your portfolio. Also, you will learn the important metrics to research before investing in a company for the long-term as well as some additional ways to diversify and enhance your risk-adjusted returns.
January 19, 20226:00 PMBorrowing for the Books
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students.

Coming out of this workshop you will have a better understanding on various programs available to help you pay for your education, why it’s important to pay off credit cards in full monthly, how to improve your credit score and how to manage your debt so as to reduce your financial stress. From scholarships, grants and bursaries to loans and earned income, there are many ways to acquire funds to pay for this investment in your future. However, you have to be careful; it’s easy to fall into the debt trap. This module will give you the confidence to pursue your goals by helping you understand good and bad debt and the implications of a bad credit rating.
February 2, 20226:00 PMInvesting Basics
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students.

Coming out of this workshop you will have learned the foundational skills to allow you to invest with confidence such as understanding why it’s important to invest for your future to help outpace inflation, what basic investment asset classes exist and the various account options there are to investing. The goal of this workshop is to de-mystify investing and to also help you better understand the tax implications and benefits of various account options. Investing is not a get rich quick scheme, it’s a way of putting your money to work for you! This module is designed to arm you with the tools and knowledge to invest effectively and with confidence for your future. 
February 16, 20226:00 PMIntermediate Investing
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students. Coming out of this workshop you will be much more comfortable managing your investment risks, be able to analyze and understand the potential value of the common stock of a company you choose to invest in and also know about some alternative investment opportunities. There are a lot of layers and complexity to investing and this workshop will provide you the knowledge to invest for the long-term by applying techniques like dollar cost averaging and diversification to your portfolio. Also, you will learn the important metrics to research before investing in a company for the long-term as well as some additional ways to diversify and enhance your risk-adjusted returns.
February 18, 2022 and February 28, 2022Feb. 18: 2:00 PM + Feb. 28: 9:00 AMAn Introduction to Taxes in Canada for International Students

February 18, 2022 + February 28, 2022

How familiar are you with the Canadian Tax System? Are you unsure if you need to complete a tax return as an International Student in Canada? This free webinar hosted by Lakehead University and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will help you understand residency status, ways to do your taxes, tax credits for students, and CRA services.
February 23, 2022 and March 1, 2022Feb. 23: 6:00 PM + March 1: 1:00 PMUnderstanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 23, 2022 + March 1, 2022

The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students. Coming out of this workshop you will be much more comfortable managing your investment risks, be able to analyze and understand the potential value of the common stock of a company you choose to invest in and also know about some alternative investment opportunities. There are a lot of layers and complexity to investing and this workshop will provide you the knowledge to invest for the long-term by applying techniques like dollar cost averaging and diversification to your portfolio. Also, you will learn the important metrics to research before investing in a company for the long-term as well as some additional ways to diversify and enhance your risk-adjusted returns.
March 2, 20226:00 PMThe Future of Work and Your Career
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students. Coming out of this workshop you will have a better idea as to the transformation that is occurring in the workplace and the skills you will need to succeed in your career.  Times are changing and the global pandemic has accelerated workplace transformation. This workshop will provide you with tools to help you research how things are changing in the sector you are looking to work in and start your thinking towards how you can enable yourself to be in high demand in the workforce.
March 16, 20226:00 PMBuying Your First Home
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) has partnered with Lakehead University to offer a series of virtual workshops, designed to help improve the financial education and capability of University and College students. Coming out of this workshop you will have a much better understanding of how much you can spend on a house, the multitude of government programs to assist you and the other service providers who can help you in this major purchase.  Roughly 2/3 of Canadians own their own home.  Buying a home will likely be the largest investment you make in your life and this workshop will help you better understand the steps to buying a house so you can approach this major life decision with confidence.

Past Financial Literacy Events 

Financial Literacy Events in 2020

Resources

Check out the resources below for additional information on programs and resources that might be available to you!