MEDIA ADVISORY - Canada's 2015 Financial Literacy Month Culminates in Student Money Fair Showcase at Toronto's Sprucecourt Public School

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Sprucecourt Public School in downtown Toronto is hosting an event to celebrate Canada's 2015 Financial Literacy Month by staging a student Money Fair. The event at Sprucecourt kicks off Money Fairs at schools across Canada, one of the ways in which schools are participating in and promoting Canada's annual Talk with Our Kids about Money Day (TWOKAM). Talk With Our Kids About Money Day, a program created by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), and powered by BMO Financial Group, is designed to get teachers and parents engaged in helping young Canadians learn more about money and personal finances and prepare for their financial futures. In 2016, TWOKAM, now in its fourth year, is being launched in British Columbia and Newfoundland, the final two provinces to participate. In April, 2015 some 2,200 schools and about 400,000 students participated in the third annual TWOKAM Day. Talk With Our Kids About Money Day is the third Wednesday in April each year - April 20th in 2016.


Sprucecourt's Money Fair is an exciting and engaging way to recognize and celebrate Canada's Financial Literacy Month and Talk with Our Kids About Money Day. Pairs of students select a money topic of interest, undertake research, prepare a display presentation of what they learned, and then share their experience with others – students, teachers, and parents.


Sprucecourt Public School

70 Spruce Street Toronto M5A 2J1

(416) 393-1522


Interview opportunities at Sprucecourt Public School with:

  • Gary Rabbior, President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
  • Lynn Strangway, Sprucecourt Principal
  • Carolyn Ball, Sprucecourt Teacher
  • Sprucecourt Public School students


Monday November 30th, 2015

  • 1pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 2:45pm

Judging of student Money Fair projects

Winners announced. Brief remarks. Media interview and photo opportunities

Event concludes

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.

SOURCE Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

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For further information: CFEE Media Contacts: Joseph Clark,, (905) 726-3438, Cell: (416) 893-8772; Susan Lennox,, (416) 968-2236


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