Ontario Education Minister, TD Bank Group and Ophea get behind financial literacy in the classroom
TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Almost 50 per cent of Canadians struggle with financial tasks, but a new program is being introduced to reduce that number by teaching Ontario's students basic financial concepts. Wallet Wellness, developed by Ophea with funding from TD Bank Group will be unveiled on Tuesday, Dec. 16th at St. Francis of Assisi School in Toronto. Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals and Linda MacKay, Senior Vice President of Retail, Savings and Investment at TD Banking Group, will speak at the event.
Chris Markham, CEO of the education non-profit Ophea, will also talk about how Wallet Wellness helps teachers educate students to make healthier financial decisions and better life choices.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
9:15 a.m. Photo opportunity in classroom
9:30 a.m. Announcements
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
80 Clinton Street
Toronto M6G 2Y3
*Upon arrival please check-in at the office.
What: Announcement of the new Wallet Wellness resource and photo opportunity of Grade 8 teacher/classroom demonstrating the resource in action.
Announcements will be made by:
- The Honorable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education
- Linda MacKay, Senior Vice President, Retail Savings and Investing, TD Bank Group
- Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., Ophea
- Nancy Crawford, Vice-Chair, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Interview and photo opportunities available
For further information: Media Contacts: Ruth Kates, Marketing and Communications Leader, Ophea,[email protected], 416-426-7020; Chris Markham, Executive Director & CEO, Ophea, [email protected], 416-409-3784