MONTREAL, April 18 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Education and Good Governance
Fund (EGGF) of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has granted more than $750,000 to support 13 Québec education and
university research projects focusing on financial matters.
The EGGF is supporting two projects aimed at elementary school children:
initiation to money-related concepts by the ACEF de l'Île-Jésus (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/resume-sc-922.pdf) and The ABCs of finance (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/RESUMESC-954A.pdf), a project spearheaded by the Société de gestion du réseau informatique des commissions scolaires, which will provide elementary school teachers with a bank of learning
and evaluation situations related to financial matters.
At the secondary school level, the EGGF is supporting Les Prix du coeur de la publicité (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/summary-sc-908.pdf), a contest run by the ACEF Rive-sud de Québec intended to develop students' critical awareness about advertising.
The EGGF is also providing financial support for the establishment of a
financial literacy college (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/sumamry-sc-927.pdf), which will oversee the creation and delivery of training activities
and the development of a website and a body of knowledge geared to
At the university level, the University of Sherbrooke will receive
financial support from the Fund to develop a new master's program (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/prev-fraude/summary-sc-976.pdf) in suppressing financial crime. The fraud prevention research group (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/prev-fraude/summary-sc-976.pdf) at the University also plans to create practical tools to help
suppress financial crime.
The EGGF is also supporting two projects submitted by Laval University.
One project will develop educational tools for investors (h href="http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/sumamry-sc-923.pdf">ttp://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/sumamry-sc-923.pdf) in the form of workshops and web capsules, while the other project, Understanding the financial services industry (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/summary-sc-915.pdf), will generate an on-line educational tool that gives consumers an
overview of the functioning and governance of the financial services
industry, financial instruments and the relationship between risk and
Community-based education projects
Two community-based initiatives will receive EGGF financial support: À vos affaires, à vos amours (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/resume-sc-916.pdf), a project by the ACEF de Lanaudière that will develop tools to help blended families deal with the
financial issues they typically face, and the University Women's League
of Montreal (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/resume-sc-931.pdf), which will set up 15 case study resource materials geared for women
aged 45+. These tools will teach them to develop critical thinking and
problem-solving skills and to protect themselves against fraud.
The EGGF is renewing its financial support for Money Dollars Make Cents
(sense) (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/project-summ-sc-576.pdf), a financial literacy project designed for the clientele of the Jamaican
Canadian Women's League of Montreal, which is primarily made up of
visible minorities (young people, seniors and single parent families).
The EGGF is also again providing funding to the 2011 Dans la marge jusqu'au cou ! (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/finances-perso/summary-sc-920.pdf) campaign, aimed at enhancing credit card knowledge and behaviour to
help consumers avoid getting up to their neck in debt.
The EGGF is providing financial support to the project submitted by the Observatoire du droit québécois des valeurs mobilières (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/valeurs-mob/resume_SC-939-ang.pdf) to conduct an in-depth analysis of the on-line distribution of
financial products and services and identify the type and severity of
threats facing consumers.
Concordia University's Perceptions of board alignment with shareholder interests (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/fonds-education-saine-gouvernance/promo-gouvernance/resume-sc-907.pdf) project, which focuses on the relationship between corporate
performance and board effectiveness, is also receiving EGGF financial
These 13 projects were selected from among the 32 submissions to the
EGGF Assessment Committee as part of the 2010 call for projects.
Educational organizations and institutions seeking EGGF funding under
the 2011 call for projects should consult the EGGF (http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/education-and-good-governance-fund-eggf-conso.html) section of the AMF website.
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