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

Vancouver
Be Fraud Aware seminar presented by the BC Securities Commission
Senior’s Fraud seminar presented by Cpl. Brenda Winnpenny of the RCMP
March 6
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Tapestry Wesbrook Village, 3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Telephone for RSVP:604-225-5000
This is a free event for seniors.
Light refreshments will be served after the presentations.

Squamish
Be Fraud Aware
March 11
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted by the Squamish Senior’s Centre, 1201 Village Green Way, Squamish
Parking is available in front of the center or underground parking accessed from behind the building.
Please register to reserve a seat by stating course # 26010, and by calling Brennan Park 604- 898- 3604 or Squamish Seniors Center 604 848 6898, or online squamishlive.ca
Note: to register online, you need a PIN, which you may obtain, by calling Brennan Park

Squamish
Be Fraud Aware
March 13
Private Event

Parksville
Be Fraud Aware
March 17
Private event

Burnaby
Be Fraud Aware
March 17
Private event

Vancouver
Be Fraud Aware
March 19
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

Tis the season to be wary

BCSC educates companies about BC’s money raising rules

Self-directed investing, is it right for you?

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