NEADS' Vancouver "Finance Matters" - An Interactive Day on Financial Aid and Financial Literacy (March 20th)
Join us for "Finance Matters" - An Interactive Day of Learning on Financial Aid and Financial Literacy, in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 20, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby (from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).
Finance Matters will be an innovative and educational one-day event with workshops and interactive presentations for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities. The forum will comprise a series of workshops and discussions on a variety of topics including: budgeting and managing money while in school, effective borrowing, accessing student aid, creative saving, financial planning, the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
Finance Matters will include a demonstration of the unique financial aid portal developed by NEADS, DisabilityAwards.ca (http://www.disabilityawards.ca/). Students will learn how to be more successful in seeking funding for their studies and saving for the future. This will enable participants to better manage their finances during school and beyond. Gaining greater understanding of financial aid opportunities will lead to reducing the amount of debt.
There will also be a presentation on B.C.'s exciting new Work-Able: Graduate Internship Program.
The event is free. Lunch will be served along with a light breakfast and refreshments. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. Thanks to our generous sponsors: the Vancouver Foundation and Vancity for making "Finance Matters" possible.
- John Boylan, President of the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, University of British Columbia
- Odette Dantzer, Work-Able: Graduate Internship Program, Hiring Strategies, B.C. Public Service Agency
- Ashley Silcock, Advocate, Disability Alliance B.C.
- Jewelles Smith, NEADS' B.C. Director.
- Rita Di Pomponio, Account Manager, Vancity Brentwood Community Branch
Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby British Columbia, V5H 2W7
Register online here: https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=15VC Go to the event page:
NEADS Finance Matters (Financial Aid and Financial Literacy) – March 20, 2015
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel, Crystal Ballroom
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Refreshments
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks: Jewelles Smith, B.C. Director NEADS
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Working with your Student Awards office – John Boylen, President of the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, University of British Columbia (presentation and Q and A)
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Budgeting/Future Planning/Your Financial Brand – An Interactive Financial Literacy Discussion facilitated by Rita Di Pomponio, Account Manager, Vancity Brentwood Community Branch
11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. - Work-Able: Graduate Internship Program - Odette Dantzer, Hiring Strategies, BC Public Service Agency
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Disability Tax Credit eligibility/The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – Ashley Silcock, Disability Alliance B.C. (presentation and Q. and A.)
2:15 pm. – 3:15 p.m. - Jewelles Smith, BC Director NEADS, DisabilityAwards.ca
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Health Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Closing remarks and Open Forum (learning from the day): Jewelles Smith, B.C. Director, NEADS
Frank Smith, National Coordinator
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
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Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
tel. (613) 380-8065 ext. 201
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