Student Connections Program launches for the new school year

With students returning to the classroom in high schools and universities across Nova Scotia this month the Nova Scotia Securities Commission is relaunching our Student Connections Program.

Last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission virtually visited more schools and talked to more students than ever before. Thanks to Zoom, MS Teams and Google Classroom the Commission continued to deliver presentations on securities and informed investing to students across Nova Scotia. This year we hope to continue to expand our reach into more schools across the province and to reach more young people and student organizations.

We know due to COVID-19 the 2021-22 school year may continue to look different. We are looking forward to returning to classrooms and engaging with students face-to-face. However, until it is deemed safe to do so we will continue to be available virtually and deliver presentations online through whatever platform or program schools use anywhere in the province.

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 home, cars, and saving for their children’s education and their own retirement. As life becomes real the need to invest also becomes real. So, why do they 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?

Investment information can be delivered to groups through presentations on several 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, Capital Raising 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 Student Connections program can offer you, your class, group or organization, please contact us.