Financial Literacy Workshops

Learn how to manage your money, deal with debt and take control of your financial future through a Money Smart Financial Literacy Workshop.

Learn how to create a budget, build and maintain credit, some tips for saving money as well as some helpful strategies for planning your finances after completing your degree.

  1. Details

    Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10
    Time: 1 - 2:15 p.m.
    Location: International Student Services (MSC 275)

  2. Who should attend

    International Students


In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about setting SMART financial goals, what goes into a budget, how to track expenses, create savings and make a plan for your paycheque.

  1. Details

    Date: Thursday, Sept. 12
    Time: 2 - 3:15 p.m.
    Location: Hunter Hub, MSC 171

  2. Who should attend

    Undergraduate students
    Graduate students

  3. Workshop Outline

    • How to set SMART financial goals
    • Understand the components of a budget
    • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
    • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
    • Create and manage your savings
    • Create a plan for your paycheque

Wondering how you can save on household expenses such as utilities, groceries, transportation, and entertainment? Household Expenses 101 will show you that saving even a few dollars on monthly expenses can make a difference to your overall budget.

  1. Details

    Date: Thursday, Sept. 26
    Time:  4 – 5:30 pm
    Location: Multipurpose Room Crowsnest Hall

  2. Who should attend

    Undergraduate Students
    Graduate Students

  3. Workshop Outline

    • Reduce your electricity and heating expenses with simple fixes
    • Save money on your cable, telephone and internet bills
    • Reduce your grocery bill every month
    • Create one-dish meals that save both time and money
    • Determine if your transportation costs can be trimmed
    • Shrink your entertainment expenses and still have fun with your family and friends
    • Implement some easy tips to reduce your personal expenses (e.g. clothes, fitness, and books)
    • Save on gifts and special occasions like birthdays and holidays

Learn the facts about credit, credit reports, ratings and scores as well as strategies to protect or repair your credit.

  1. Details

    Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
    Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
    Location: Hunter Hub, MSC 171

  2. Who should attend

    Undergraduate students
    Graduate students

  3. Workshop Outline

    • The myths around credit
    • The facts around credit reports, credit ratings, and credit scores
    • Strategies on how to protect or repair your credit

This workshop will go over some basics including your investor profile, terminology, way to invest and how to achieve your goals.

  1. Details

    Date: Thursday, Oct. 24
    Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Hunter Hub, MSC 171

  2. Who should attend

    Undergradaute students
    Graduate students

  3. Workshop Outline

    • Savings starts with spending – budgeting tips to help you build a habit of savings
    • Determine your investor profile game - 10-15 min – interactive digital game (using iPads) with all the participants
    • Glossary 101: the jargon of investing
    • Ways to invest:
      • Passive and active approach;
      • How to select an advisor;
      • How to choose a digital investment platform
    • Investments under the microscope:
      • Investment account types;
      • Build your portfolio – investment types 101
    • Big picture – what is your goal, how to reach it, and how long will it take