Financial Literacy Events in 2020

Did you know that November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada? Throughout the month of November we are excited to be offering informative events with great guest speakers as well as over $1000 in prizes to be won, including a grand prize draw at the end of the month! Each session you attend gives you a chance to win a $50.00 gift card as well as an entry into the grand prize draw.

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Thunder Bay and Orillia Campuses

Date: Month of November

Schedule of Events

To join one of the events, simply click on the presentation name and you will be directed to the zoom room! After the event is over, look for a recording below the event description to watch anytime!

DateTimePresentation Name & Description      
Tuesday, November 3, 20202:30 PM - 3:30 PMIntroduction to Financial Literacy Month: Budgeting

Join the Financial Aid office as we kick off Financial Literacy Month! Learn more about what financial literacy means, why it's so important, and tips and tricks to budgeting as a student.

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Thursday, November 5, 202010:30 AM - 11:30 AMRepaying your Student Loans: National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC)

Meet with a National Student Loans Service Centre representative, Marc Guindon, to get your questions answered about what repayment looks like after you leave your studies.

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Tuesday, November 10, 202011:30 AM - 1:00 PMFinancial Literacy Panel: Managing Financial Stress

Learn what resources are available to you as a student to help you cope with stress and avoid financial burdens. Spend some time with various community members hearing the different perspectives for a more holistic approach on financial stress.

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Thursday, November 12, 202010:30 AM - 11:30 AMCredit and Debt Management

Having trouble understanding what a credit score is? Do you want to learn strategies for how to reduce your debt? Join us for our session on credit and debt management.

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Tuesday, November 17, 20202:00 PM - 3:00 PMSaving and Investing with Jeff Rock

When it comes to financial education, it’s never too late or too early to start! Join Jeff Rock, Investment Advisor and Financial Planner, to learn more about saving and investing and to get the resources and tools necessary to build financial independence and confidence!

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Thursday, November 19, 202011:00 AM - 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.

Thursday, November 19, 20206:00 PM - 8:00 PMFinancial Literacy Quiz Night

Are you comfortable with your financial literacy lingo? Want to learn more about what financial literacy means? Looking to win some sweet prizes? If you said yes to any of those questions, come hangout with your Financial Aid team for our Financial Literacy Quiz Night!

Tuesday, November 24, 202011:30 AM - 1:00 PMUnderstanding 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? This webinar hosted by the Ministry of Finance will help you understand personal income tax, credits and benefits, and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Tuesday, November 24, 20203:00 PM - 4:00 PMPlan Ahead: Setting Financial Goals and Fraud Prevention

If you are looking to set financial goals or to get some tips on how to protect yourself from fraud, come join one of our final events of Financial Literacy Month to learn more about how to set yourself up for success.

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Thursday, November 26, 20201:00 PM - 2:00 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.

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