Finance Committee

 

Hart House Finance Committee

The Hart House Finance Committee  provides opportunities to learn valuable skills in financial management by participating in conversations and decisions about budgetary and financial policies and issues. We welcome students from all disciplines. It’s an opportunity for students enrolled in finance-related degree programs to bring theory to practice and for all students to gain financial literacy. The Finance Committee’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Review and provide input to the preparation of the draft operating budget
  • Review and recommend for approval the annual operating budget to the Board of Stewards (B of S)
  • Review performance of operating budget on a quarterly basis
  • Approve capital budget expenditures
  • Review performance of capital expenditures to capital budget
  • Receive and review the annual recommendations from the Committee on Budgets for allocations to the Clubs and Committees
  • Approve financial policy changes
  • Additional projects as required

 

Finance Committee Meetings

The Finance Committee meets in open session once per month on a Tuesday:

2019 Meeting time:

  • January 8th,  8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor
  • February 5th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor
  • March 12th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor
  • April 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor 

 

2018 Meeting time:

  • September 18th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, South Dining Room, 2nd floor 
  • October 16th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor
  • November 13th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor
  • December 4th, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Bickersteth Room, 3rd floor

 

Financial Literacy Workshop (Fall & Winter):
  • Finance Committee is collaborating with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) to deliver 2 series of workshops (Register Here):
    • Own Your Financial Future: Managing Debt and Making Credit Work for You
      • This workshop focuses on teaching post-secondary students about how credit works and what debt can do to future financial plans. Students will learn practical ways to take control of their finances.
        • January 10,2019 – Thursday – 12:30-1:30 pm – South Dining Room (2005)
        • February 12,2019 – Tuesday – 2-3 pm – South Sitting Room (3017)
        • March 6,2019 – Wednesday – 12-1 pm – South Dining Room (2005)
        • Previous Events:
          • September 20, 2018; October 23,2018 (Woodsworth Session); November 19, 2018;  November 21, 2018
    • Saving Strategies – Easy Concept, Difficult Reality
      • This workshop will help participants develop the right mind-set to gain control over their money and achieve their financial goals.
        • January 18,2019 – Friday – 2-3 pm – South Sitting Room (3017)
        • March 15,2019 – Friday – 12-1 pm – South Dining Room (2005)   
        • Previous Events:
          • September 21, 2018; November 28, 2018

 

Effective Tax Strategies Workshop (Winter):
  • This workshop will be delivered by Finance Committee with CPA starting in January.
  • The workshop is beneficial and open to all students who want to have a better understanding of Canada’s tax system and minimize the amount of tax they need to pay. It is a great way:
    • for international students to learn about the new tax system they are now situated in;
    • for domestic students to develop tax related knowledge and mindsets.
      • January 11,2019 – Friday – 12-1 pm – South Sitting Room (3017)
      • February 27,2019 – Wednesday – 3-4 pm – South Dining Room (2005)
      • March 19,2019 – Tuesday – 12-1 pm – South Dining Room (2005)

 

Students don’t need to have any financial background, everyone is welcome to join us! This is an excellent opportunity for students from all disciplines to gain financial literacy!


How to get Involved:

Contact Staff Sponsors: carol.tan@utoronto.ca and suzanne.macintyre@utoronto.ca