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The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Business & Finance

Savvy Consumers – Data & Internet Security

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:29am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
There’s a lot of “phish” in the sea. Learn how not to get caught up in the many forms of fraud on the ‘net. What you need to know to keep yourself and your identity safe online.
 

Savvy Consumers – How to Hire a Contractor

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:22am
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What should you look for in a contractor? How do you choose? What are some of the steps you can take to protect yourself? 10 Steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. 
 

Savvy Consumers - Fraud Fighters

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:12am
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 Pyramid dreams to Ponzi schemes – what you need to know to protect yourself from investment fraud. 

 
Presented in partnership by the Better Business Bureau and Lethbridge Public Library. BBB’s Savvy Consumers education program provides free presentations and information to consumers of all ages, in all walks of life. Funded by BBB’s Accredited Businesses, Savvy Consumers aims to give people the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves from scams, fraudsters, and shady business practices.

Savvy Seniors: The Big Picture

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:29pm
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Even the savviest seniors may have difficulty spotting today’s increasingly complex scams. This presentation covers all the basics including the four types of fraud targeting seniors and what you can do to protect yourself.

Savvy Seniors: Before you Hire a Contractor

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:28pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We will look at ten simple steps towards a smooth renovation and help you when things go wrong. Protect yourself and join us for this insightful hour.

Savvy Seniors: Just for Caregivers

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:27pm
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Protect the seniors in your life - and their hard earned money. Evaluate risk, identify warning signs, learn how to talk to your senior about protecting themselves and where to find support resources if need be.

Savvy Seniors: House & Home Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:25pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Your home is very likely your biggest asset – scammers know it too. Learn to protect your castle and yourself with practical tips on hiring honest contractors, how to avoid door-to-door, telemarketing, reverse mortgage scams and more.

Savvy Seniors: Heartstrings Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:24pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bereavement, funeral, sweetheart and charity frauds - the nastiest con artists approach victims when they’re most vulnerable.Make sure your money is going exactly where you want it to. Learn how to arm yourself before you find yourself broke - and heartbroken.

Savvy Seniors: Windfall Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:21pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Instant riches offered by sweepstakes, foreign lotteries, work-at-home offers, inheritances -sound too good to be true?If it’s awindfall scam, it is.  Learn how to spot windfall schemes and how to avoid losing your money to a fraudster. 

Savvy Seniors: Investment Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:19pm
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ever wondered what the difference is between a Ponzi and a Pyramid Scheme? In partnership with the Alberta Securities Commission, this presentation offers tips and tools to evaluate new opportunities, spot investment fraud and what you can do if you think you’ve been scammed.