Contest, Money Matters

Financial Survival: Best Tips Contest 2018

On Wednesday, February 14th, the Family Care Office and University of Toronto Student Union are hosting a Financial Survival Workshop and Fair with refreshments and giveaways! In advance of the date, we’re asking YOU to send us your best budgeting and saving tips. Send us an Email, Tweet, or Facebook message with the hashtag #FCOmoney and share with us your top advice. You’ll be entered into a draw to win a $25 Visa gift certificate!

This contest is open to current U of T students only. The winner’s name will be drawn at our Financial Survival Workshop and Fair on February 14th. You must be present to collect your prize.

 DISCLAIMER:  The Family Care Office does not endorse and does not assume any responsibility for any of the tips submitted.

Event Details

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 3:00 -4:30 pm

Location: Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre (569 Spadina Ave.)

Guest speaker Anne Arbour, financial educator from the Credit Counselling Society, will cover student-specific topics like debt, practical ways to budget, and how to handle your student loans. She’ll also address how best to manage large lump sums of money (OSAP!) when you’re trying to pay off debts and how to save for after graduation without affecting your eligibility for OSAP.

In addition to what Anne shares, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about filling out UTSU’s Dollars for Daycare grant application, the Food Bank service, free income tax clinics, and more. There will also be FREE giveaways for those in attendance and refreshments! Our door prizes include four tickets to Hart House Farm’s Sugaring Off maple syrup event and a voucher for 50% off any Camp U of T or Junior Blues program (discount on top of regular student discount and applied after program registration). All prizes will be raffled during the Financial Survival Workshop. Winners must be present to collect their prizes.

Coins stacked atop of budget sheet surrounded by pens