MEDIA ADVISORY - GTA students to compete in Money Fair National Showcase in celebration of Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

20 teams scheduled to compete with special guest, former Toronto Maple Leaf player, Nick Kypreos

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ - As a showcase event for the Talk With Our Kids About Money (TWOKAM) Day program, downtown Toronto will be the scene of a Money Fair competition between approximately 20 teams of students.

The event is being held on Wednesday, April 18 – the cross-Canada TWOKAM Day. The program, created by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), and supported by Scotiabank, is designed to get teachers and parents engaged in helping young Canadians learn more about money and personal finances to prepare for their financial futures by providing them with free tools and resources designed to help them have relevant/age appropriate conversations about money.  The result is the creation of a Money Fair involving pairs of students selecting a money topic that is of interest to them, undertaking research to explore and learn about that topic, and preparing a creative presentation that showcases the outcome of their research and what they learned.

In 2017, over 650,000 young people and 5,500 schools across Canada participated in TWOKAM Day.


A Money Fair showcase to celebrate Canada's TWOKAM Day.
Grade seven students from Hilltop Middle School, Etobicoke, have been selected to present their Money Fair projects.


Scotia Plaza

40 King Street West

M5H 4A9


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Note: Media welcome to take photos throughout the event

- 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Money Fair competition in Scotia iTrade concourse area

- 11:30 a.m. – Noon

Guests visit displays and interact with students (63rd Floor, Scotia Plaza)

- Noon-12:30 p.m.

Brief remarks

- 12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

Media interview and photo opportunities

- 1:00 p.m.

Event concludes


Interview opportunities with:

- MPP Yvan Baker (Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario Finance Minister)

- Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney

- Publisher and CEO, Globe and Mail, Phillip Crawley

- Vice President Operating Practices & Financial Literacy Scotiabank, Ahmad Dajani

- President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Gary Rabbior


About CFEE
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 Scotiabank
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2017, Scotiabank contributed more than $80 million to help our communities around the world. Financial knowledge is one of our key Corporate Social Responsibility priorities. For more information on our CSR strategy, please visit

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of over $923 billion (as at January 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For Media Enquiries Only: Media are asked to RSVP to confirm their attendance: CFEE: Joseph Clark,, (416) 968-2236, (905) 726-3438, Cell: (416) 893-8772; Scotiabank: Shveta Hariharan, Global Communications, Scotiabank, 416-866-6696,


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