Media advisory - Launch of Credit Education Week - November 13th - 16th



    National Event Will Raise Awareness of the Importance of Good Financial
    Management and Provide Advice to Help Canadians Get Back on Track

    TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Credit Canada and Capital One Canada
proudly present the first national Credit Education Week, to be held from
November 13th to November 16th.
    This week-long event is designed to raise awareness of the importance of
good financial management. It will help empower Canadians with free access to
financial advice from experts through campus fairs, trade shows, and speaker
series. A website (www.crediteducationweekcanada.com) has also been created to
provide financial information, tips, and calculators to help Canadians manage
their finances more effectively.
    The national event will be launched at the University of Toronto's Hart
House, November 13th, by Credit Canada and Capital One Canada. Media are
invited to attend this important event, where the full results of a major
national survey revealing the financial situation and perceptions of more than
four thousand Canadians will be released.
    Media who are unable to attend the event can access the results of this
enlightening survey at www.crediteducationweekcanada.com.

    Media are invited to attend the media event as follows:

    
    Where:    The Great Hall, Hart House
              7 Hart House Circle
              University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

    When:     Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
              10:00 Media Registration opens
              10:30 Media Event begins
              11:00 Media Event ends

    Speakers Include:  Linda Leatherdale, Financial Columnist
                       James Cunningham, Entertainer
                       Rob Livingston, Capital One
                       Valentine Lovekin, Credit Canada
                       Pran Bahl, Credit Counselling Canada
                       Henrietta Ross, Ontario Association of Credit
                        Counselling Services

    Spokespeople are available for media interviews immediately after the
event.

                       Itinerary of Events in Toronto:
                       -------------------------------

    All other Credit Education Week Events that are also open to the media for
include:


    November 13, 2007 - Campus Fair
    -------------------------------

    Location: Great Hall, Hart House
              7 Hart House Circle
              University of Toronto
              Toronto, Ontario

    Time:     10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Events:   9:00 am              Display booth set up
              10:00 am - 10:30 am  Media/guest registration for event
              10:30 am - 11:00 am  Launch event
              11:30am -  12:00 pm  Presentation: James Cunningham,
                                   Funny Money


    November 14, 2007 - Campus Fair
    -------------------------------

    Location: Student Center (The Underground)
              Keele campus
              York University
              4700 Keele Street
              Toronto, Ontario

    Time:     10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Events:   9:00 am              Display booth set up
              12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Presentation: James Cunningham,
                                   Funny Money


    November 15, 2007 - Trade Show
    ------------------------------

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel
              21 Avenue Road
              Toronto

    Time:     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Events:   9:00 am              Display booth set up
              9:30 am -  5:00 pm   Speaker Series


    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
        Windows East & South                  Lancaster (3rd Floor)
            (32nd Floor)
    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
       TIME:  9:30 Am to 11:00 AM          TIME:  9:30 Am to 11:00 AM
    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    EQUIFAX                             CMHC
    Presenter: Vanessa Giulianni        Presenter: Mark Salerno
    Topic: Identity Theft               Topic: Home Financing and your
                                               Home Renovations

    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
       TIME:  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM           TIME:  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    SUN MEDIA                           TRANS UNION
    Presenter: Linda Leatherdale        Presenter: Tom Reid
    Topic: Teach Your Children about    Topic: Maintaining a Good Credit
           Finances                            Rating

    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
       TIME: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM            TIME:  3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------
    Business News Network (BNN)         Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
    Presenter: Patricia Lovett-Reid     Presenter: Jane Rooney
    Topic: Retirement and You           Topic: Your Rights and
                                               Responsibilities Regarding
                                               Banking and Credit Cards
    --------------------------------- --------------------------------------


    November 15, 2007 - Dinner Gala
    -------------------------------

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel
              21 Avenue Road
              Toronto

    Time:     5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Events:   5:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Cocktails
              6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Dinner/Presentation of Scholarships
              7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    Speaker: Stephen Lewis - Former
                                   U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS
    




For further information:

For further information: Laurie Campbell, Credit Canada,
lcampbell@creditcanada.com, (416) 228-2526

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