Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) to Announce Major New Financial Literacy Initiative for Students, Teachers

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) -- 01/30/13 -- The Grande
Bibliotheque will be hosting at 11 a.m. this morning 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
(CFE
E) 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 Bibliotheque 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 Bibliotheque et       
                Archives nationales du Quebec                               
             -  Olier Caron, CFEE Board Chair                               
             -  L. Jacques Menard, C.C., O.Q., President of BMO Financial   
                Group, Quebec and Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Financial 
                Literacy                                                    
             -  David Birnbaum, Executive Director, Association of Quebec   
                English School Boards                                       
             -  Students and teachers from Ecole secondaire Saint-Laurent,  
                Edifice Cardinal, Outremont                                 
             -  Parent Luc Lapointe from Gatineau                           
                                                                            
When:     Wednesday, January 30th, 2013                                     
          11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon ET                                        
                                                                            
Where:    Grande Bibliotheque et Archives nationales Quebec, Salle M.450    
          475, boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montreal                           
                                                                            
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.                  

Contacts:
Media Contact:
Ronald Monet
(514) 877-1873 or (514) 594-2501
ronald.monet@bmo.com
 
 
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