BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of steps they should take to protect themselves when investing.

Where we are this month

White Rock
Be Fraud Aware
February 4
Private event

Victoria
Be Fraud Aware
February 5
Private Event

Langley
Be Fraud Aware
February 11
Private event

Tsawwassen
The Probus Club of South Delta invites you to join their coffee meeting
February 19 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Be Fraud Aware seminar presented by the BC Securities Commission
Seniors Fraud seminar presented by the Delta Police

Join us for this free event. Tea & Coffee will be available for $2.00
Coast Tsawwassen Inn 1665 56 Street, Tsawwassen
There is limited space so please call 604-948-1250 to reserve a seat.

Surrey
Focus on Seniors Forum
February 22
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chuck Bailey recreation Centre 13458 – 107A Avenue Surrey
This event is free for all seniors – focusing on an English speaking audience.

This forum will raise awareness of issues impacting seniors as well as provide valuable information about legal, safety and support resources available to seniors and their caregivers in Surrey.
Lunch will be provided. Many great prizes!

Seating is limited, so please register at:
• 604-501-5100 ( 8:30 am- 4:30 pm) Monday- Friday)
• Any City of Surrey‘s Community or Seniors’ Centres
• www.surrey.ca/register

Chilliwack
Be Fraud Aware
February 27
Private event

We present to various service clubs such as Rotary, Probus, Newcomers, women’s groups, seniors’ organizations, and other networks. If your group of 20 or more would like to have the BCSC come and present InvestRight, please contact:

Anne Rutherglen
Program Manager, Outreach
Communications & Education
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604-899-6731 or toll free: 1-800-373-6393
 

Suggested Reading

In your community – June 2012

Keep your emotions in check when investing

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - September 2014

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