Attention All Members.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM SIX-PART SERIES
David Harrison (He/Him)
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Investor Education & Communications Officer
Flourish will be hosting a six-part series regarding Scams and Frauds that deal with several areas. The following is a schedule of each presentation along with a small write-up showcasing what that presentation will discuss and what date David will present that topic at the Mental Health & Wellness Program.
1. Recognizing investment fraud and scams – September 25
If you were approached with an investment opportunity that was fraudulent, would you know how to recognize it? Most people who fall victim to investment fraud believed they could before they were defrauded. Join David Harrison from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission as he explains how specific investment frauds work, and the red flags you can watch for to recognize fraud and avoid it.
2. Defend Yourself from Financial Elder Abuse – October 23
Did you know that financial elder abuse is the most prevalent form of elder abuse? As Nova Scotia’s population continues to get older, financial elder abuse is becoming more prevalent. Join David Harrison from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission to learn what financial elder abuse is, some of the vulnerabilities and warning signs and what to do if you think a loved one may be a victim.
3. Basic investments – October 30
Do you know the difference between saving and investing? What about an RRSP and a TFSA? Do you know your stocks from your bonds? Your mutual funds from your exchange-traded funds? Join David Harrison from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission as he explains how securities regulation works in Canada and the difference between basic investments.
4. DIY investing: Is it right for you? – November 27
In 2021 3.6 million Canadians opened DIY investing accounts. Should you jump on this rising trend? Is DIY investing a good fit for you and your financial goals? Join David Harrison from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission as he explains the basics of DIY investing, some of a pros and cons, and how to determine if it’s the right path in your investing journey.
5. Crypto assets and securities regulations – December 4
It continues to be a very volatile time for anyone investing in cryptocurrency and crypto assets. Do you know how crypto assets and the trading of these assets is regulated in Canada? Join David Harrison from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission as he explains how crypto assets are regulated by securities regulators in Canada, what that means for crypto trading platforms and investors, and the risks around investing in this ever-evolving industry.
6. Working with a registered financial adviser – December 11
Do you have a financial adviser who manages your investments? Maybe you’re looking for a new adviser, or want to assess the relationship you have with your current adviser? Do you know how investment advisers are registered and regulated in Nova Scotia? Join David Harrison from the Nova Scotia Securities as he explains the registration process of investment advisers in NS, some tips to follow when looking for a new adviser, or assessing your current client-adviser relationship, and what expectations you should and should not have in the client-adviser relationship.