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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.

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, Oct 16, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Lord Shaughnessy High School
Individual fee: $129
Fee for two: $179

Wednesday, Nov 17 & 24, 2021
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Lord Shaughnessy High School
Individual fee: $129
Fee for two: $179

Edmonton - Metro Continuing Education

Upcoming dates:

TBD Fall 2021

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.

Financial Literacy: Recognizing and Avoiding Investment Scams in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Monday, October 4, 2021
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free (Registration here)

DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own presentation in partnership with the Red Deer Public Library
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free via Facebook life (Visit)

Recognizing and avoiding investment scams presentation in partnership with the Airdrie Public Library
Thursday, October 7, 2021
7-8 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free (Registration coming soon)

Recognizing and avoiding investment scams presentation in partnership with the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Members-only (Visit website)

Financial Literacy: Starting Your Investment Journey in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free (Registration here)

DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own presentation in partnership with the Graduate Students Association of the University of Calgary
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
4-5:30 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free (Registration link coming soon)

Financial Literacy: DIY Investing in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library
Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free (Registration here)

Recognizing and avoiding investment scams presentation in partnership with the Red Deer Public Library
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free via Facebook life (Visit)

Understanding Cryptocurrency in partnership with the Leduc Region PROBUS Club
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
11-1 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Members-only (Visit website)

DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own presentation in partnership with the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Members-only (Visit website)

DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own presentation in partnership with the Graduate Students Association of the University of Calgary
Thursday, November 18, 2021
4-5 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Free (Registration link coming soon)