TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Alterna Savings & Credit Union Limited applauds
the Government of Canada's Task Force on Financial Literacy's
recommendations regarding a national strategy to help Canadians make
better financial decisions for themselves and their families.
"From the start, Alterna has been very supportive of the Task Force's
mandate," said Alterna's President and CEO, John Lahey. "In particular
we are very pleased that the Task Force recommendations include a focus
on shared responsibility among consumers, financial institutions,
agencies, and governments; accountability and tranparency for
initiatives undertaken; and the recognition that financial literacy is
an essential skill for every Canadian."
"Alterna has always held the belief that personal wealth is more
strongly correlated with financial literacy than it is with income,"
said Mr. Lahey. "We hope that Minister Flaherty maintains the momentum
and works to implement the recommendations as quickly as possible.
While we were pleased to participate in the consultation process, and
very excited to see a number of our recommendations included in the
final strategy document, we are now studying the report in detail to
determine how Alterna can play a meaningful role and contribution to
the intent of the recommendations. We are quite impressed by the
thoughtfulness that went into the Task Force report."
Alterna Savings is a full-service, member-focused, and community-based
credit union that operates in the National Capital Region and the
Greater Toronto Area. Guided by a commitment to support the well-being
of members, employees and communities, Alterna offers a wide range of
financial products and services to nearly 120,000 members through 22
branches, ABMs, online banking, and more. Learn about the Alterna
Savings difference at alterna.ca.
SOURCE Alterna Savings
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|Kimberley Ney || || ||SVP Marketing, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility|
|Kimberley.Ney@alterna.ca || || ||416.252.5625 ext 7906|