Last year the Nova Scotia Securities Commission visited high schools and post-secondary institutions across Nova Scotia, both in-person and virtually, to talk to students about investing. With a new school year beginning this month, the Student Connections program has returned.
Students exiting post-secondary education are entering a new phase in their life with careers, money, and a future ahead of them. This future could include a family, their first car, first home, and saving for their children’s education and their retirement. Why do young people need to wait to learn about investing? Why can’t a basis of basic investment knowledge be gained before it is time to use it instead of catching up on it later in life?
Through our Student Connections program, delivered by our Investor Education office, we will make ourselves available to any students or faculty at a Nova Scotia high school or post-secondary institution that wants to learn more about securities and investing in Nova Scotia. This information can be delivered through group presentations on a number of different topics, including but not limited to: An Introduction to the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, Informed Investing, and Securities Regulation. We are also able to present on more concise topics such as CEDIFs, Crowdfunding, and Investment Fraud and Scams.
If you are interested in one of these presentations or would like more information on what the Nova Scotia Securities Commission Investor Education program can offer you, your class, group or organization, please contact us.