BMO Bank of Montreal

BMO Bank of Montreal

January 24, 2013 06:00 ET

Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) to Announce Major New Financial Literacy Initiative for Students, Teachers and Parents-Supported by BMO Financial Group

- Program to be launched in schools in metropolitan areas of Toronto and Montreal - expanding across Canada over the next three years

- CFEE launch to be attended by Minister of State Ted Menzies and Toronto area school officials

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2013) - On January 24th, 2013, Sprucecourt Public School in downtown Toronto will be hosting the launch of an important new financial literacy program that will help young Canadians learn more about money and personal finances. The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education's (CFEE) new program, sponsored by BMO Financial Group, is a fun and interactive program for kids, parents and teachers designed to take the stress out of "Having the Money Talk".

Minister of State (Finance) Ted Menzies, officials from the Toronto District School Board, representatives of teachers' associations and executives from BMO Financial Group will join CFEE and Sprucecourt Public School staff, teachers and students in launching the program. The launch will be an interactive event with brief remarks and engagement with students, teachers and parents.

What: The launch of CFEE's new financial literacy initiative for Canadian students, teachers and parents
Minister of State (Finance) Hon. Ted Menzies, PC, MP;
Students, teachers and staff at Sprucecourt Public School;
Toronto School Board Superintendent of Education (WR9 Family of Schools) Beth Butcher;
CFEE President and CEO Gary Rabbior;
Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy, L. Jacques Ménard, C.C., O.Q.
When: Thursday January 24th, 2013
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
Where: Sprucecourt Public School
70 Spruce Street, Toronto M5A 2J1
(416) 393-1522
Why: To kick off a new, highly interactive financial literacy program that will facilitate "Having The Money Talk" between young Canadians, their teachers and families about money and personal finances.

Contact Information

  • CFEE Media Contacts:
    Joseph Clark
    (905) 726-3438 or Cell: (416) 893-8772

    Susan Lennox
    (416) 968-2236

    BMO Financial Group Media Contacts:
    Matt Duffin
    (416) 867-5394