WINNIPEG, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Economic
Education (CFEE) and its President Gary Rabbior are pleased to
congratulate Investors Group on winning the Investor Education Award,
sponsored by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). The
award, for Money and Youth - A Financial Literacy Guide for Youth, was presented during the Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards Gala
held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
CFEE and Investors Group have proudly partnered on Money and Youth since the initiative began in 1997.
"For over 15 years, we have been promoting and encouraging financial
education through the Money and Youth program," said Gary Rabbior,
President, CFEE. "We congratulate Investors Group on winning this
prestigious award and look forward to our continued partnership that
supports financial education for youth."
The book Money and Youth, and its companion website, are provided at no charge to teachers to
use with their students in any of the high school grades. The book has
been used in school programs around the world, translated into a number
of different languages and been made available free to parents,
guardians, and youth. Over 300,000 copies of Money and Youth have been distributed since its first edition over 15 years ago.
"We're proud to have partnered with CFEE on the Money and Youth program
recognizing the importance of early financial literacy in promoting
responsible money management for years to come," said Richard Irish,
Vice President of Community Affairs, Investors Group.
IFIC established the Investor Education Award in 2006 as part of its
commitment to financial literacy. The award is open to any investment
fund manager, dealer or integrated firm that has produced an
exceptional educational initiative aimed at investors. To learn more
about award and how to apply, please visit https://www.ific.ca/en/articles/investor-education-award/.
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.
About Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering
personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of
approximately 4,600 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition
to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles,
Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage
and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM
Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of
Canada's premier financial services companies with approximately $129
billion in total assets under management as of October 31, 2013.
SOURCE: Investors Group Inc.
For further information:
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
Office: (416) 968- 2236
Direct: (905) 726-3438
Cell: (416) 893-8772
Lisa Bodnar or McKenna Wild