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Financial Coaching


Bow Valley College students can get free, confidential financial advice from an unbiased Financial Coach:

  • Take control of your money,
  • Manage your spending (sample budget),
  • Save for unexpected expenses,
  • Understand bank accounts and fees,
  • Manage debt,
  • Learn the best use of credit cards,
  • Build your financial wellness. 

Financial Fitness

Are you ready to get financially fit? These workshops give you a chance to explore your financial health and set-up a financial fitness routine that meets your needs. It is recommended that you participate in both workshops 1 and 2 to maximize the benefits of the sessions. Click here to register.

Financial Fitness 1
  • Complete a financial health check,
  • Explore your money personality,
  • Create a supportive financial network.
Financial Fitness 2
  • Set-up a financial goal,
  • Create a spending plan.
Fall 2023 Schedule 
Date Time Workshop
Friday, September 15 1:00 - 2:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, September 29 1:00 - 2:30pm Financial Fitness 2
Friday, October 13 1:00 - 2:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, October 27 1:00 - 2:30pm Financial Fitness 2
Friday, November 17 1:00 - 2:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, December 1 1:00 - 2:30pm Financial Fitness 2


Financial Empowerment Boot Camps

Get a head start on school by managing your money and finances. In our boot camps offered during New Student Orientation, you can learn about budgeting, banking, tips for saving money and fraud prevention.


Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Watch for special events, guest speakers, and other financial education activities. To learn about financial literacy in Canada, check out the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Date Time Event
Wednesday, November 8 11:00am 1:00pm Financial Wellness Fair

Indigenous Financial Empowerment

Bow Valley College provides culturally appropriate money management services and programs to support Indigenous students with their financial wellness. Meet with an Indigenous Financial Coach to work on your personal financial goals, attend workshops, or participate in the Seasons of Saving program. For more information contact Indigenous Financial Coach

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Fall 2023 Schedule

Date Time Topic
Tuesday, September 12 12:30 - 1:30pm The value of self-worth.
Tuesday, September 26 12:30 - 1:30pm Change your spending behavior.
Tuesday, October 10 12:30 - 1:30pm Medicine Wheel teaching: breaking cycles and finding balance.
Tuesday, October 24 12:30 - 1:30pm Time is an investment: planning and budgeting.
Tuesday, November 7 12:30 - 1:30pm Our home is sacred: how environment impacts our spending.


Matched Savings Programs

Earn while you learn! You can earn up to $600 in matched savings while learning tips to help you manage your money and save. Improve your money management skills, save $20, $30, $40, or $50 each month during the semester and we match your savings 3 times. Spend your savings and the bursary (award) on tuition, books and materials for your classes, a laptop, debt repayment, childcare, your children's education (RESP), or emergency savings. Do you have questions about Matched Savings? Contact us at

Matched Savings Bursary

This is a 4-month program (1 semester) for eligible domestic Bow Valley College students. The program is offered in Winter (January to April), Spring (May to August), and Fall (September to December) semesters. Participants attend 8 money management workshops scheduled throughout the semester (11 hours) and earn 11 hours towards their co-curricular record. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing (no academic probation, no outstanding fees). Schedule an interview with the program facilitator before applying at the student awards portal

Application Deadline Program Offered
August 1 Fall (September to December)
December 1 Winter (January to April)
April 1 Spring (May to August)
Seasons of Saving

This is a 4-month (1 semester) culturally appropriate program for eligible First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bow Valley College students. This is an online, self-paced program offered in Winter (January to April), Spring (May to August), and Fall (September to December) semesters. Students complete 4 online money management modules (10 hours) throughout the semester, participate in Sharing Circles, and earn 10 hours towards their co-curricular record. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing (no academic probation, no outstanding fees). For more information contact Indigenous Financial Coach


Money Bites

Join these 30-minutes lunch time virtual sessions on a variety of money management topics. Click here to register.

Fall 2023 Schedule
Date Time Presentation
 September 14  12:30 -1:00pmpm Choosing a bank account.
 September 28  12:30 - 1:00pm Meal planning, part 1.             
 October 5  12:30 - 1:00pm Meal planning, part 2.             
 October 16  12:30 - 1:00pm Explore credit products.
 November 2  12:30 - 1:00pm Is credit right for you? 
 November 9  12:30 - 1:00pm Why is credit history important? 
 November 16  12:30 - 1:00pm  Understanding credit cards
 November 23 12:30 - 1:00pm  Choosing a credit card.
 November 30 12:30 - 1:00pm   Personal values and spending.
 December 7 12:30 - 1:00pm  Creating a money support system. 


Expert Guest Speakers 

Have your financial questions answered by a subject-matter expert. Click here to register.

Fall 2023 Schedule
Date Time Topic
Thursday, September 21 12:00 - 1:00pm

ATB Financial: Ask the Banker.

Tuesday, October 3 12:00 - 1:00pm

Alberta Securities Commission: Starting your investment journey.

Tuesday, October 10 12:00 - 1:00pm Alberta Securities Commission: Recognizing and avoiding investment scams.
Thursday, October 12 12:00 - 1:00pm Momentum: Disability Tax Credit and RDSP
Thursday, October 26 12:00 - 1:00pm ATB Financial: Opening an RDSP account.
Tuesday, November 7  12:00 - 1:00pm Alberta Securities Commission: DIY investing.
Tuesday, November 21  12:00 - 1:00pm Alberta Securities Commission: Investing in cryptocurrencies.


Tax Time

Watch for special events in February and March to get you ready for tax season:

  • Guest speakers and workshops,
  • Information about tax filing,
  • Tax clinics.

For information about resources available visit our Tax Time page.


Bow Valley College Financial Wellness Workbook

Momentum Online Money Management Courses.

Momentum QUBER Savings App.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada website.

Prosper Canada Benefits Wayfinder tool.

Alberta Securities Commission Check First.

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