MONTRÉAL, Aug. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") invites teachers to discuss finance in the classroom as part of the Talking money in class! contest, starting September 1 across Québec. Twenty prizes of $300 will be awarded at random among participating teachers at the primary, secondary, CEGEP and adult education levels on the contest end date in December 2016.
"Calculators, turnkey learning activities, educational guides and on-line stock market simulation are a few examples of tools developed over the years by the Réseau québécois de l'éducation financière to discuss personal finance concepts in class," says Camille Beaudoin, AMF Director, Education Programs.
For the Talking money in class! contest conditions and to become acquainted with the various tools and resources at their disposal, teachers are invited to visit the Teachers page of the AMF's youth website, Tesaffaires.com. Many tools, such as turnkey learning and short on-line activities, are easy to incorporate in the classroom.
The contest launch also coincides with the introduction of a new secondary school Financial Education Program. Teachers can discover the new activities developed by the AMF, the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and the Office de la protection du consommateur to help meet the specific objectives of this new program.
The Talking money in class! contest ties in with the first action plan of the Québec Financial Education Strategy (available in French only)—a project undertaken by the AMF in collaboration with members of the Comité consultatif en éducation financière to improve the financial health of Quebeckers.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.
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