Montréal - The Québec Financial Education Strategy will be a highlight of discussions held today by some 85 experts as part of the 6th Financial Education Day organized by the Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF").

"We are pleased to welcome Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, and the economist Pierre Fortin," said Camille Beaudoin, AMF Director, Education Programs. "Their insight about the actions we can take to help consumers make better financial decisions will help fuel discussions among the experts gathered here today. We hope that this meeting will result in concrete initiatives that can be put in place very soon as part of Québec's Financial Education Strategy," concluded Mr. Beaudoin.

Participants in the Financial Education Day stem from various backgrounds: financial institutions, budget assistance agencies, community education, regulators and consumer protection organizations, teaching institutions, consumer groups and groups of financial professionals. This diversity will enhance joint efforts to improve the financial health of all Quebeckers.

The proposed Québec Financial Education Strategy (pdf - 891 KB)This link will open in a new window, initiated by the AMF in collaboration with the Comité consultatif en éducation financière [financial education advisory committee], is based on best practices developed around the world.

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

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