LINDSAY, ON – Trillium Lakelands District School Board will host ‘Ace Your Money’, a board-wide event on October 29 intend­ed to educate students in grades 8 – 12 about planning for a viable financial future.

‘Ace Your Money’ begins at 6:00 p.m. at Fenelon Falls Secondary School. Students and their parents are invited to register for three different workshops that interest them, and can sign-up at or by visiting This free event includes dinner and prize draw.

Members of the media are invited to attend this event. Here is the schedule:

6:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker Mike Janke, former FFSS student
6:20 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. | Workshop 1
7:20 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. | Dinner Break
7:50 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. | Workshop 2
8:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. | Workshop 3
9:50 p.m. |  Prize Draw

List of workshops:

Student Banking
Students will learn about repayment and interest, their credit bureau, and how student loans work.

Saving for Education
Education is an investment in your future. Students will learn about the cost of education, investment choices, and integrating it into an overall investment strategy.

This workshop will teach students how to put their hard-earned money to work. They’ll learn about types of investments, what’s right for them, risk and return, and why it’s important to plan for the future.

In this workshop, students will learn about insolvency. This includes what it means to be insolvent, understanding debit and credit, and how to avoid insolvency.

Starting a Business
What’s the difference between running a business versus being employed? Students will learn what it means to run a business, and how to do it right from the beginning.

This workshop outlines the benefits obligations of filing tax returns, how to file tax returns, and why students will eventually have to pay taxes.

Employment Standards
Students will learn about the rules and regulations regarding student employment. A terrific workshop for those starting their first job, this session talks about what it means to be part-time, student rights, and explains paycheck deduction

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