Financial Basics Workshop

Work on your budgeting skills, learn how to track your spending, understand how credit products are marketed, manage your debt, compare different saving and investing options, choose a financial advisor, and avoid common financial frauds.

Participants of the four-hour Financial Basics Workshop will learn the need for financial literacy as an essential life skill, the importance of asking questions when dealing with financial products and financial advisors, and ways to save money when they think they are stretched to the limit. This workshop is the product of a creative collaboration between the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Investor Education Fund, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and Ellen Roseman (who will lead the workshop).

Workshop Facilitator

Ellen Roseman has been a personal finance and consumer affairs columnist as well as the business editor for the Toronto Star. Prior to this, Ms. Roseman worked at the Globe and Mail as a consumer and business columnist. She is the author of Money 101: Every Canadian’s Guide to Personal Finance, Money 201: More Personal Finance Advice for Every Canadian, and Fight Back: 81 Ways to Help You Save Money and Protect Yourself from Corporate Trickery.

In her community activities, she teaches courses in investing and personal finance. She is on the board of the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).

Who should attend the Financial Basics Workshop?

This non-credit workshop will appeal to

  • individuals interested in managing their finances, and
  • individuals interested in learning about key financial concepts.

Participants do not have to be current students/alumni of Ryerson University or The Chang School.

Workshop Details

Fee: $0 – This is a FREE workshop.
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Location: Ryerson University


Nearest TTC subway stop: Dundas Station


If you are interested in attending this free workshop, visit the RSVP page.

For More Information

For further details about the Financial Basics Workshop, contact Joan Yolleck.

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 5180