Submissions open for IFIC Investor Education Award

    TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Canadian investment fund managers and dealers who
actively promote investor education through educational campaigns are invited
to make their submissions to the 2008 IFIC Investor Education Award.
    The award was established by The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
(IFIC) in 2006 as part of the Canadian Investment Awards (CIA) to recognize
industry-produced educational materials that lead investors to a better
understanding of mutual funds, financial planning or investing in general.
    "The industry considers education critical for investors so they can make
well-informed decisions," says Joanne De Laurentiis, IFIC's President & CEO.
"Knowledgeable investors ask questions, understand the general movement of
markets and make educated decisions."
    Showcasing top-quality educational initiatives through the CIA encourages
others mutual fund firms to participate.
    "We are delighted to again include the IFIC Investor Education Award in
our awards program this year," says Sabine Steinbrecher, Founder and CEO,
Canadian Investment Awards Inc. "The CIA is dedicated to education and will
continue to support IFIC and the industry by encouraging and rewarding
educational leadership."
    Closing date for submissions is 5:00 pm ET Tuesday, September 30, 2008.
All pertinent details for IFIC's Investor Education Award are available at the
Canadian Investment Awards web site at IFIC's award
will be part of the Canadian Investment Awards Gala on December 3, 2008, in

    About IFIC

    The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is the national association of
the Canadian investment fund industry. Membership comprises mutual fund
management companies, retail distributors and affiliates from the legal,
accounting and other professions.

    About the Canadian Investment Awards

    The Canadian Investment Awards and Gala recognizes leading investment
products and firms illustrating an enduring commitment to excellence within
the Canadian financial services industry overall. It is the only time each
year in Canada, that the industry, investors and advisors come together to
select top performers. The event attracts over 650 guests annually and
represents the year long work of over 30 firms, 40 senior analysts and expert
jury members researching and ranking 50+ categories and is supported by over
25 principal sponsors.
    NOMINATE: A few make tremendous contributions that need to be recognized.
Email to nominate the individual you
think deserves to be honoured for the Career Achievement Award and Person of
Influence of the Year Award
    CELEBRATE: This year, the tradition continues as the winners will be
announced at the Canadian Investment Awards Gala to be held on December 3rd.
Early bird tickets are on sale until October 15th.

For further information:

For further information: Sabine Steinbrecher, Founder and CEO, Canadian
Investment Awards Inc., (416) 483-2791,; Pat
Dunwoody, Vice President, Member Services & Communications, The Investment
Funds Institute of Canada, (416) 309-2306,

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