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MEDIA ADVISORY - GTA students to compete in "Money Fair" Showcase in national celebration of Talk With Our Kids About Money Day, supported by Scotiabank

TORONTO , April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - In celebration the nationwide Talk With Our Kids About Money (TWOKAM) Day program – supported by Scotiabank, 20 teams of grade five and six students will participate in a Money Fair and showcase what they have learned about money – by setting up their displays in the concourse level of Scotia Plaza.

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The event is being held on Wednesday, April 17 , as part of the cross- Canada TWOKAM Day. The program, created by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) and supported by Scotiabank, is designed to get teachers and parents engaged in talking with our kids about money. The goal is to help young Canadians learn more about money and personal finances to be able to achieve a healthy financial future. The Program provides a wide range of fun, easy-to-use, free tools and resources via the TWOKAM website – talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com. As one way to participate in the Day, many schools are organizing Money Fairs. A Money Fair involves pairs of students selecting a money topic that is of interest to them, undertaking research to explore and learn about that topic and preparing a creative presentation that showcases what they have learned.

In 2018, over 7,000 schools, 650,000 students and many more thousands of parents and their kids across Canada participated in TWOKAM Day.


A Money Fair showcase to celebrate Canada's TWOKAM Day
Grade five and six students from Sprucecourt Public School in Toronto have been selected to present
their Money Fair projects


Scotia Plaza – Concourse Level
40 King Street West
Toronto ON M5H 4A9


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Note: Media welcome to take photos throughout the event

  • 9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Interview opportunities with representatives from:

  • The kids and teachers from Sprucecourt Public School
  • Vice President Operating Practices Scotiabank, Ahmad Dajani
  • President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Gary Rabbior


About CFEE
CFEE is a federally chartered, non-profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 1974, that works to improve economic and financial literacy and enterprising capability. CFEE works collaboratively with ministries and departments of education along with school boards, schools, educators, and teacher associations. CFEE also engages in activities to support and assist newcomers and past immigrants to Canada , and the general public including print resources, videos, workshops, and online resources. Overall, CFEE aspires to help Canadians of all ages be better prepared to undertake their economic roles, responsibilities, and decisions with confidence and competence.

About Scotiabank
Financial services support economic progress, allow people to pursue ambitions and create more widespread future opportunities. Scotiabank will deliver on this through our focus on Sustainable Business. By paying careful attention to the areas where we feel we can have the biggest impact, we create economic, social and environmental value for our customers, employees, communities and our planet, while also delivering returns for our shareholders. Scotiabank's Sustainable Business strategy highlights four areas where the Bank can make the biggest difference: Trust, Climate Change, Economic Inclusion and Young People. To read more about our Sustainable Business strategy visit www.scotiabank.com/sustainability.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 98,000 employees and assets of over $1 trillion (as at January 31, 2019 ), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

Talk with our Kids About Money Day - Supported by Scotiabank (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

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