Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") today announced this year's projects that will receive financial support from the Education and Good Governance Fund (EGGF). The Assessment Committee selected 13 projects submitted before the March 30, 2014 deadline, for total financial support in the amount of $715,830.

Since its establishment in 2004, the EGGF has provided over $25.8 million in financing for 169 projects focusing on investor protection and education, the promotion of good governance and the advancement of knowledge.

"The AMF is proud to provide financial support to research, public awareness and education projects that will help increase financial awareness among Quebeckers and enhance knowledge of the issues facing the financial sector. The projects were recommended to the AMF by an independent committee for their relevance and innovation," explained AMF President and CEO Louis Morisset.

The EGGF accepts projects submitted no later than September 30 and March 30 of each year in order to encourage innovative projects that can have a measurable impact on the Fund's target clients and sustain the development, vitality and expansion of Québec's financial sector.

The EGGF also administers an excellence program, which awards scholarships of $10,000 at the doctoral level and $5,000 at the Master's level, combined with a possible paid internship at the AMF.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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