MONTRÉAL, Aug. 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - With the new school year just around the corner, the Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") is once again inviting primary, secondary, CEGEP and adult education teachers to discuss finance and take part in the Talking money in class! contest. Twenty prizes of $300 will be awarded at random among participating teachers. This year, a special prize of $1,000 in support of educational projects will also be awarded to a teacher of the Secondary V financial education course.
To participate, teachers are encouraged to use one of the educational resources provided in Québec and compiled for this event on the AMF's youth site Tesaffaires.com. Many tools, such as turnkey learning and short on-line activities, are easy to incorporate in the classroom.
"This contest ties in with the action plan of the Québec Financial Education Strategy, a project we are carrying out in collaboration with the Comité consultatif en éducation financière," said Louis Morisset, AMF President and Chief Executive Officer. "By having more opportunities to discuss financial concepts, teachers will help students better manage their finances."
"Teachers at all levels were able to get acquainted with the educational resources offered by the AMF and its partners during the first edition of this contest," added Camille Beaudoin, AMF Director, Education Programs. "This year, we are adding a special prize to highlight the introduction of the Secondary V financial education course, which will equip young people to make more informed financial decisions."
The AMF has been a long-standing contributor to educating youth about finances. In addition to other initiatives, it provides basic concepts in personal finance and financial calculators on Tesaffaires.com, and regularly organizes presentations at CEGEPs across Québec.
To support teachers of the Secondary V financial education program, the AMF has also teamed up with the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, the Office de la protection du consommateur and Revenu Québec to develop instructional material. Teachers can access these resources in the Teachers section on Tesaffaires.com.
The Talking money in class! contest ends on December 8, 2017, and the draw will take place on December 12, 2017. Contest details are available on Tesaffaires.com.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.
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