WINNIPEG, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) and its President Gary Rabbior are pleased to congratulate Investors Group on winning the Investor Education Award, sponsored by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). The award, for Money and Youth - A Financial Literacy Guide for Youth, was presented during the Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards Gala held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
CFEE and Investors Group have proudly partnered on Money and Youth since the initiative began in 1997.
"For over 15 years, we have been promoting and encouraging financial education through the Money and Youth program," said Gary Rabbior, President, CFEE. "We congratulate Investors Group on winning this prestigious award and look forward to our continued partnership that supports financial education for youth."
The book Money and Youth, and its companion website, are provided at no charge to teachers to use with their students in any of the high school grades. The book has been used in school programs around the world, translated into a number of different languages and been made available free to parents, guardians, and youth. Over 300,000 copies of Money and Youth have been distributed since its first edition over 15 years ago.
"We're proud to have partnered with CFEE on the Money and Youth program recognizing the importance of early financial literacy in promoting responsible money management for years to come," said Richard Irish, Vice President of Community Affairs, Investors Group.
IFIC established the Investor Education Award in 2006 as part of its commitment to financial literacy. The award is open to any investment fund manager, dealer or integrated firm that has produced an exceptional educational initiative aimed at investors. To learn more about award and how to apply, please visit https://www.ific.ca/en/articles/investor-education-award/.
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 Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of approximately 4,600 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with approximately $129 billion in total assets under management as of October 31, 2013.
SOURCE Investors Group Inc.