Buying Your First Home (Presented by CFEE)

February 22, 2024
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Presented by CFEE (Canadian Foundation for Economic Education)

The Financial Aid and Awards presents ‘Thrifty Thursdays’, a series of workshops to help you stay on track financially.  

We’re pleased to welcome Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) to Georgian College to present their workshop for students new to Canada.

“The goal of “Buying Your First Home” is to help you understand the home-buying process, and whether it’s the right move for you.

You will learn whether buying or renting is a better fit for your lifestyle and needs; how to prepare for and navigate the home buying process, including ways to determine what you can afford and how much you need for a down payment; government programs and other service providers like real estate agents and mortgage brokers who may also play an important role. 2/3 of Canadians own their own home, but it isn’t for everyone. If home ownership is part of your future, start planning now—it may be the most significant investment of your life.”

We are excited to welcome our speaker from CFEE, Sujith Balakrishnan:

A marketing professional with a love for learning and a mission toward financial comfort. Outside the world of numbers and strategies, I find joy in the companionship of animals and am a firm believer in the philosophy of Ikigai—finding purpose and fulfillment in one’s life. With a goal to give back to the world, I enjoy sharing knowledge and empowering people to a path of well-being.

In-person attendance is limited, and seats are given on a first come, first served basis. If you plan to attend in-person, we encourage you to bring your laptop and headset in case all seats are full. You are always welcome to attend virtually instead.

Attend four out of five workshops in a semester to:

  • be entered for a chance to win $250 on your ONEcard each semester*
  • receive a Financial Literacy badge to display on LinkedIn
  • receive a Financial Literacy co-curricular record

*Read official contest rules and regulations

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