NEADS’ Vancouver “Finance Matters” – An Interactive Day on Financial Literacy and Financial Aid

Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) 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.!

This will be an innovative and educational one-day event with workshops and interactive presentations. 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, (<> 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, for post-secondary graduates with disabilities.

The event is free. Lunch will be served along with a light breakfast and refreshments. ASL interpretation will be provided. Thanks to our generous sponsors: the Vancouver Foundation and Vancity for making “Finance Matters” possible.

Speakers include:

* 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.

* Consultant, Financial Literacy, Vancity (speaker to be announced)

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