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Financial Coaching

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

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

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 financialcoach@bowvalleycollege.ca

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 money management workshops scheduled throughout the semester. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing. Apply at the Student Awards Portal and schedule an interview with the program facilitator at financialcoach@bowvalleycollege.ca

  
Seasons of Saving

This is a 4-month (1 semester) culturally appropriate program for eligible First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bow Valley College students. The program is offered in Winter (January to April), Spring (May to August), and Fall (September to December) semesters. Students participate in Seasons of Savings offered throughout the semester. Applicants must be registered in a Bow Valley College program and be in good standing. Want more information? Email financialcoach@bowvalleycollege.ca

 

Financial Fitness

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

Fall 2022 Schedule 
Date Time Workshop
Monday, September 19, 2022 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Monday, September 26, 2022 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 2
Friday, October 14, 2022 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Friday, October 28, 2022 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 2
Monday, November 21, 2022 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 1
Monday, November 28, 2022 2:15 - 3:30pm Financial Fitness 2
 

Help! Managing Your Money on Campus

This is a student-lead event offered in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE). Please visit the CFEE website at https://cfee.org/ to learn more about their work.

Fall 2022 Schedule
Date Time Presentation Registration
Tuesday, October 25, 2022   4:30 - 6:00pm

Getting Started with Investing 

  • Investing to outpace inflation
  • Overview of main asset classes to invest in
  • Registered investment accounts
Getting Started with Investing
Tuesday, November 15, 2022  4:30 - 6:00pm

 Building an Investment Portfolio

  • Tax efficient investing
  • Strategies to manage investment risk
  • Understanding the value of a stock you are looking to invest in
Building an Investment Portfolio

 

Let's Get Real

Test your knowledge about finances or chat with a Financial Coach at this pop-up event. Look for our Financial Coaches around campus. Dates, times, and locations will be posted in the student eNews. 

Fall 2022 Schedule
Date Time Location
 Wednesday, October 5, 2022  12:00 - 1:00pm  North Campus, 2nd Floor
 Monday, October 31, 2022  12:00 - 1:00pm  North Campus, 3rd Floor
 Wednesday, November 30, 2022  12:00 - 1:00pm   South Campus, 2nd Floor 

 

Financial 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, credit, and tips for saving money. 

 

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.

 

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.

Fall 2022 Schedule
Date Time  Event Location
Thursday, November 3, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm  Financial Wellness Fair South Campus, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:30 - 1:30pm  Gifts from the Heart Workshop TBD

 

Resources

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.

 


Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 – 6 Avenue SE
First floor, South building Campus
403-410-1440
learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m

 

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