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Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)



Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)

January 29, 2013 10:00 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 Montreal and Toronto - expanding across Canada over the next three years

- CFEE launch to be attended by CFEE Board Chair Olier Caron, Quebec BMO President L. Jacques Menard, the Chair and CEO of the Grande Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec Guy Berthiaume as well as teachers, students and parents

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2013) - The Grande Bibliothèque will be hosting on January 30 at 11 a.m. the launch of an important new financial literacy program that will help young Quebeckers and students across Canada 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 Talk" about money.

Students, teachers and parents and executives from BMO Financial Group will join CFEE and staff from the Grande Bibliothèque et Archives nationales Quebec, in launching the program in Quebec. The launch will include brief remarks, a short video presentation and engagement with students and teachers.

What: The launch of CFEE's new financial literacy initiative for Quebec and Canadian students, teachers and parents supported by BMO Financial Group
Who: Guy Berthiaume, Chair and CEO, Grande Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Olier Caron, CFEE Board Chair
L. Jacques Ménard, C.C., O. Q, President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec and Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy
Students and teachers from École secondaire Saint-Laurent, Édifice Cardinal, Outremont
Parent Luc Lapointe from Gatineau
When: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon ET
Where: Grande Bibliothèque et Archives nationales Quebec, Salle M.450
475, boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal
Why: To kick off a new, highly interactive financial literacy program that will facilitate teachers and families "Having The Talk" with young people, about money and personal finances.

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