Education and Good Governance Fund - Nine new projects


Montréal – The President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF"), Jean St-Gelais, is pleased to announce the 2008 projects that have been selected for financial support by the Education and Good Governance Fund ("Fund").

Over the past few weeks, the Fund Assessment Committee reviewed 19 submissions and recommended that the AMF finance the following nine projects, in accordance with the priorities identified in the call for projects:

  • The "Évaluation de l’École de l’argent" project of the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l’Outaouais, intended to measure the impact of interventions undertaken as part of the "L’École de l’argent" program, and strengthen the program's philosophy and training tools.
  • Launch of the "Dollars make cents (sense)" program by the Jamaican Canadian Community Women’s League of Montreal (JCCWLM). This program promotes community-based financial literacy initiatives among visible minorities.
  • Launch of a university research project entitled "Évaluation de la performance des conseils d’administration : analyse des systèmes et de l’information divulguée" by Laval University professor Marie-Josée Roy.
  • Updating of the content of three education programs in personal finance intended for seniors by the Association coopérative d’économie familiale (ACEF). Rive-Sud de Québec
  • Launch of a credit and debt awareness campaign and an impact study on consumer habits by the Coalition des associations de consommateurs du Québec (CACQ).
  • Launch of a series of information workshops for new immigrants entitled "L’assurance auto, un casse-tête?" This project was submitted by the Association coopérative d’économie familiale de l’Île Jésus (ACEF).
  • Launch of a university research project entitled "Gouvernance du développement durable et information des investisseurs : une étude comparative des rapports du Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)" by Laval University professor Olivier Boiral.
  • Continuation of the "La finance, ça nous concerne!" program intended for new immigrants initiated by Entraide bénévole Kouzin Kouzin de Montréal-Métropolitain.
  • Launch of "Parlons d’argent," a program of the Centre ressource jeunesse de l’Abitibi-Témiscaminque aimed at consolidating a partnership promoting financial literacy among 15 to 35 year olds and training professionals.

The Fund also offered financial support to various initiatives such as the research and training project on investment clubs conducted by the Fédération québécoise des coopératives en animation et en formation financière (ACTIF) and The International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conference of Montreal).

"The Fund is a valuable educational and knowledge-building tool," noted Mr. St-Gelais. "By supporting projects in four areas, namely, the betterment of knowledge, investor protection and education, and the promotion of good governance, the AMF strives to sharpen knowledge of financial matters in Québec. The Fund supports a wide range of initiatives, including university research, community awareness and financial education of young people," he added.

To learn more about the projects supported and the eligibility criteria, visit the Education and Good Governance Fund section of the AMF website.

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

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