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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan 21, 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;
  (teacher association representatives TBC);
  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.