Invest in Yourself, a financial education program developed by Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (VIN), is coming to Campbell River for the second year in a row.
Participants will learn to make a budget, as well as how to best get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save for the future.
Karen Bezaire, Habitat VIN’s family services coordinator, developed the course, and she runs it in partnership with members of the local financial community. This year, financial advisor Sandra Rushton will be on hand to offer an investor’s perspective. North Island College is once again donating space to hold the classes.
Invest in Yourself was originally developed to provide financial planning and literacy to support future Habitat homeowners, but was opened up to the public, recognizing that others in the community could benefit too.
“These financial courses are just one of the ways we empower our homeowners,” explained Bezaire, “and it’s been exciting to open that up to the entire community. We’ve received positive feedback from all of our graduates and I’m always learning from previous classes and improving the curriculum.”
“Anyone can benefit from financial literacy training, whether you’re a college student, a parent, or someone looking to purchase their first home,” said Bezaire. “Our classes are mixture of all of these demographics.”
Invest in Yourself includes six 90-minute classes which run on Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from February 20th to March 27th at the Campbell River Campus of North Island College in Room C228. Space is limited, and you can visit www.iiycr.eventbrite.ca to register.