The course ‘Invest in Yourself’ is based on Habitat for Humanity’s home ownership education program. File photo.

Free financial planning course returns to the Comox Valley

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (VIN), in partnership with the Coastal Community Credit Union, is bringing back their free financial planning course to the Comox Valley beginning September 26th.

This is the third iteration of ‘Invest in Yourself’, Habitat’s popular financial planning course which began in January 2017. The course is based on Habitat’s home ownership education program, but has expanded and opened up to anyone in the community who wants to get a better grasp of their financial situation.

The program is lead by Karen Bezaire, Family Services Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity VIN, with assistance from experts from the Coastal Community Credit Union.

Students will learn how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save for the future. They will be guided through financial planning activities, such as making a balanced budget that works for their life.

There will be a total of five classes that will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Sept. 26 until Oct. 24. Classes will be held at the North Island College Comox Valley campus.

The course is free, but space is limited to 30 participants. To enroll and learn more, visit or contact Karen Bezaire at or 250-334-3777 ext. 226.

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