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GPWL941 - Introduction to Investing (Financial Skills for the Real World)

Do GICs, ETFs, and REITs sound like a foreign language? Do you equate investing in the stock market to a game of chance? Join us for this insightful workshop on investing brought to you by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and learn how better managing your finances today can lead to a more prosperous future. The workshop will explore the advantages and disadvantages of various Canadian investment vehicles, and help you make more informed investment decisions.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, participants will:
1. Learn the basics of various financial investment vehicles and their associated risk profiles.
2. Learn what bonds, stocks, GICs, mututal funds, ETFs, and REITs are.
3. Understand how risk factors in when making investment decisions (savings vs. investing vs. gambling).

Leaders Information


This workshop is led by Alex Gavrila.

Alex is pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience and is interested in risk taking, behavioural economics, as well as financial, scientific, and social policy reform. He is a Director at the Science & Policy Exchange and the Montreal Chapter Coordinator for the Institute of New Economic Thinking's Young Scholars' Initiative.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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