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Investing 101 classes and events

CheckFirst.ca is a great resource to guide you on your investment journey, but if you are looking for some face-to-face support we are proud to offer classes and attend events around Alberta.

CheckFirst events

Starting your investment journey in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

Old Mule Play and Seniors Fraud Panel in partnership with Calgary Seniors and Seniors’ Acting Lab Society
Saturday, January 27, 2024
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: cSPACE Studio Theatre (1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7)
Tickets: Seniors/Students $25 Adults $30 (Buy tickets)

Investing in crypto in partnership with Red Deer Public Library
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

Investing workshop in partnership with the Momentum 
Monday, February 12, 2024
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: In-person at Momentum (525 28 St SE #100, Calgary, AB T2A 6W9)
Free for Momentum Fair Gains Members

DIY investing in partnership with MacEwan University
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
12:30-1:50 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
For FNCE 303 Students at MacEwan University

DIY investing in partnership with University of Calgary Graduate Students Association
Thursday, February 15, 2024
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Den, MacEwan Hall University of Calgary Campus
For UofC GSA members ( Registration coming soon)

Recognizing and avoiding investment scams in partnership with The Manor Village Life Centers at Fish Creek Park
Friday, February 16, 2024
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: 22 Shawnee Hill S.W.
For Manor Life residents

Starting your investment journey in partnership with the City of Calgary Community Hubs
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free for members of Community Hubs Program

Calgary Home and Garden Show
Thursday February 22 – Sunday February 25, 2024
Various times
Location: BMO Centre Stampede Park, Book 256
Tickets available 

DIY investing in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Monday, February 26, 2024
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

DIY investing fundamentals in partnership with the City of Calgary Community Hubs
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free for members of Community Hubs Program

Investing in crypto in partnership with the City of Calgary Community Hubs
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free for members of Community Hubs Program

Investing 101 classes

Whether you’re just starting out with investing or looking to hone your skills, it’s never too late to learn. The ASC offers an in-class Investing 101 course with Chinook Learning Services in Calgary and Metro Continuing Education in Edmonton.

Investing 101 is a plain-language course designed to enhance your financial literacy including developing a foundational overview of the stock market, investing, compound interest, and risk and return. You’ll also learn the basics on how to make well-informed investing decisions and how to spot and avoid investment fraud. The class is offered multiple times a year so check back if these dates don’t fit your schedule.

Calgary - Chinook Learning Services

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, Jan 23 & 30, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lord Shaughnessy High School
Individual fee: $139
Fee for two: $179

Edmonton - Metro Continuing Education

Upcoming dates:

TBD