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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

The ASC is in your community. Engaging with Albertans is an important part of what we do, so if you have an event that you think would be a good fit for the CheckFirst team, please contact us for more information. Check us out at the following events across the province.

Investing in cryptocurrencies presentation in partnership with the Graduate Students Association of the University of Calgary
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

Investing in cryptocurrencies presentation in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
6:30-7:7:45 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

DIY investing in partnership with the Grande Prairie Public Library
Wednesday August 10, 2022
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

Starting your investing journey in partnership with the Graduate Students Association of the University of Calgary
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Starting your investment journey in partnership with the Grande Prairie Public Library
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

Recognizing and avoiding investment scams in partnership with the Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Thursday, September 15, 2022
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Starting your investment journey in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Monday, September 19, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

DIY investing fundamentals presentation in partnership with the Graduate Students Association of the University of Calgary
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Recognizing and avoiding investment scams in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Monday, October 10, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Investor Education month: Starting your investing journey in partnership with the Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

DIY investing fundamentals presentation in partnership with Servus Credit Union
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Register here)

Financial literacy month: DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own in partnership with the Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Thursday, November 3, 2022
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Investing in cryptocurrencies presentation in partnership with the Graduate Students Association of the University of Calgary
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Financial literacy month: DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Thursday, November 14, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Investing in cryptocurrencies: Understanding the fundamentals and the risks in partnership with the Westend Seniors Activity Centre
Thursday, December 8, 2022
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Investing in cryptocurrencies: Understanding the fundamentals and the risks in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Monday, December 12, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

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:

Saturday, Sept 24, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lord Shaughnessy High School
Individual fee: $139
Fee for two: $179

Wednesday, Nov 16 & 23, 2022
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lord Shaughnessy High School
Individual fee: $139
Fee for two: $179

Edmonton - Metro Continuing Education

Upcoming dates:

TBD Summer 2022