Student Connections Winter relaunch 2024

A new year means a new semester. New classes. New students. New teachers. And with that comes new opportunities.

Throughout the fall term in 2023, staff from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission visited several universities, colleges and high schools in Nova Scotia both in-person and virtually to deliver presentations on informed investing. This included presentations for students from NSCC Ivany Campus, Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, and C.P. Allen High School. With the winter term underway we’re ready to talk to more students and youth.

Students in high school and in 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. But, 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?

The goal of the Student Connections Program is to deliver relevant investment information and knowledge to students before they need it. NSSC aims to deliver this basic investing knowledge by connecting NSSC Investor Education with Nova Scotia’s many post-secondary institutions and high schools.

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, Basic Investments, Securities Laws and Regulation, and Investment Fraud and Scams. We are also able to present on more specific topics such as CEDIFs, Capital Raising for Small Businesses, Crypto Assets and Securities Regulation, and Registration for Working in the Investment Industry.

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.

David Harrison
Investor Education & Communications Officer