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


Be Fraud Aware seminar
March 5
Private event

Nanoose Bay  

Be Fraud Aware seminar
March 6
Private event


Be Fraud Aware seminar
Hosted by St Phillips Anglican Church
March 9 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
St Phillips Theatre 1797 Cedar Road Nanaimo

This is a half-day Financial Awareness workshop with three presentations.
• Be Fraud Aware- BC Securities Commission
• Financial Savvy and the taxman – Island Savings Credit Union
• Leaving a Legacy – Estate Planning- Gary Richardson, Notary Public
Coffee, refreshments & light lunch will be served. Door prizes! 

To register contact:
Diana Slater, Rectors Warden 250-722-3455 [email protected]
Marianne Lunn 250-245-1356 [email protected]


Be Fraud Aware seminar
March 13
Private event

Be Fraud Aware seminar
Hosted by Tapestry at Arbutus Walk Senior Residence
March 14 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2799 Yew Street Vancouver

The BC Securities Commission and the Better Business Bureau will talk about the top ten scams in BC including investment scams.
Free admission for seniors and their families
Refreshments will be served afterwards
To register call 604-736-1640


Focus on Seniors Forum
Hosted by the City of Surrey
March 16 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Fleetwood Recreation Centre 15996 – 84 Ave. Surrey 

This event is free for all seniors – focusing on a Punjabi speaking audience.
This forum will raise awareness of issues affecting 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. Lots of great prizes!

Seating is limited, so please register for Course # 4324886 at:
• 604-501-5100 (8:30 am- 4:30 pm) Monday- Friday)
• Any City of Surrey ‘s Community or Senior’s Centres


Be Fraud Aware seminar
March 19
Private event

North Vancouver
Be Fraud Aware seminar
March 20
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


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