TORONTO, Dec. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Junior Achievement of Canada and Economical Insurance® are pleased to announce their renewed partnership focused on
encouraging Grade 7, 8 and 9 students to stay in school and acquire the
knowledge and skills needed for their future success. Economical
Insurance is providing $300,000 over the next three years to support
Junior Achievement's Economics for Success program.
Junior Achievement's Economics for Success program is an interactive program that allows students to examine their
future and explore different opportunities for their own success.
Inspiring volunteers from Economical will visit the classroom and share
their experience in order to help equip students with the skills needed
to define their own positive future plan.
"Junior Achievement and Economical share a common vision to support
students and inspire them to stay in school and become future leaders,"
said Keith Publicover, president and CEO, Junior Achievement of Canada.
"Thanks to the support of Economical, over 200 volunteers will help
3,200 students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful
in the workplace and in life."
"At Economical, we know that investing in our children and grandchildren
now will help them grow into the leaders of tomorrow," said Karen
Gavan, president and CEO, Economical Insurance. "Through Junior
Achievement's Economics for Success program, our volunteers are helping
to inspire youth to stay in school to become better prepared for the
workforce so they can realize their aspirations."
Economical's support will provide Junior Achievement programs to
students in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, London, Waterloo, Greater
Toronto Area, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
Junior Achievement's Economics for Success gives students greater understanding of the link between education and
personal goals and provides them with the knowledge, attitudes and
skills they will need for long-term career success. The program engages
students in exciting activities to reflect the reality of the working
world, including trends and opportunities, the impact of choices about
credit and cash, and the cost of living. The program examines the
financial demands of independence and students can work to identify the
resources needed to support their life-long career journey.
About Junior Achievement of Canada
Junior Achievement is the largest youth business organization in Canada
and plays an important role in developing Canada's future leaders by
providing them with the confidence and knowledge needed to define
personal success, enhance their work readiness and pursue their dreams.
Last year alone, more than 243,000 young Canadians experienced a Junior
Achievement program from over 14,500 dedicated business volunteers. For
over 58 years, Junior Achievement has inspired and prepared more than 4
million youth to succeed. For more information, visit www.jacan.org.
About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical Insurance is one of Canada's leading
property and casualty insurers, with $1.9 billion in annual premium
volume and $5.0 billion in assets as at September 30, 2013. Based in
Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the
insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country.
In 2010, Economical announced its decision to become the first
federally-regulated mutual property and casualty insurance company to
demutualize. Economical Insurance conducts business under the following
brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical
Select, Perth Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, Federation
Insurance and Economical Financial.
SOURCE: Economical Insurance
For further information:
Kristina Fixter, national director, communications and marketing
Junior Achievement of Canada
P: 416-622-4602, ext. 229
Manager, Public and Media Relations
P: 519-570-8500, ext. 48248