Seniors and Retirement

In early 2019 the Atwater Library is conducting free financial literacy sessions for seniors with project funding from the Lindsay Memorial Foundation. Please scroll down to see a list of offerings.

We have a public display of free English-language literature by Éducaloi on our main floor, just inside the Computer Centre. Included are booklets on financial and estate planning.


From 2013 to March 2017, we offered free sessions on financial literacy for people planning for retirement and seniors with funding from the Education and Good Governance Fund of Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). This was preceded by a successful pilot project funded by Canadian Heritage. In 2016, Capital One made a donation. For a lists of offerings, please go to the bottom of this page.

Using a variety of formats — interactive seminars, hands-on workshops, and lectures with discussion — we present information on budgeting, saving, investing and estate planning. A hallmark of our financial literacy programming is brand neutrality.

2019 Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 1:45 to 3:00 pm
WILLS
McGill University law students with Pro Bono Students Canada conduct a free public presentation. Attendees will have an opportunity to apply for a free notarial will with the selection based on financial need.
No advance registration.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 1:45 to 3:00 pm
HOW TO SETTLE AN ESTATE
McGill University law students with Pro Bono Students Canada conduct a free public presentation.
No advance registration.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 1:45 to 3:00 pm
POWERS OF ATTORNEY, ADVANCE MEDICAL DIRECTIVES and PROTECTIVE MANDATES
McGill University law students with Pro Bono Students Canada conduct a free public presentation.
No advance registration.

Click here to see the list of 2017 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2016 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2015 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2014 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2013 offerings.