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More than 50 free financial literacy sessions offered throughout Quebec

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Montreal, November 1, 2019 – November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. For the fourth year in a row, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (the Quebec CPA Order) and the Quebec Public Library Association are joining forces to roll out the CPA Financial Literacy Program in Quebec.

More than 50 financial literacy sessions will be offered in public libraries all across the province. Volunteer chartered professional accountants will share their knowledge on a range of topics covering all stages of life: teaching kids about money, managing finances in retirement, estate planning, tax strategies, fraud protection for seniors, saving strategies, and many more.

“Each year, because of their privileged position in communities, public libraries help Quebecers of all ages and financial situations develop an array of literacy skills,” said Denis Chouinard, Chair of the Quebec Public Library Association. “This renewed partnership with the Quebec CPA Order allows libraries to support users who wish to acquire basic financial knowledge and improve their financial literacy.”

“Many Quebecers are finding it increasingly difficult to navigate the growing number of ever more complex financial choices available to them,” added Geneviève Mottard, CPA, CA, President, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of the Quebec CPA Order. “By combining the expertise of CPAs and the local access afforded by the public library network, we can reach our fellow citizens in their communities and help them make informed and responsible financial decisions.”

 

About the Quebec CPA Order
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has 40,000 members and 5,000 future CPAs, making it the third largest professional order in Quebec. The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including financial reporting, management accounting, strategy and governance, audit and assurance, finance and taxation.

About the Quebec Public Library Association
The Quebec Public Library Association represents Quebec’s autonomous public libraries (serving more than 5,000 citizens). The Association has 175 member municipalities and corporations, totalling 315 libraries serving more than 83% of the Quebec population. Since 1984, the Association has been representing the interests of professionals working in Quebec’s autonomous public libraries to ensure the development, strategic positioning and visibility of Quebec’s public libraries. 

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Information:

Jean-Louis Laplante

Manager, Public Affairs
Quebec CPA Order
T. 514 288.3256 [3024]
1 800 363.4688
jllaplante@cpaquebec.ca

Eve Lagacé
Executive Director 
Quebec Public Library Association
T. 514 279.0550 [225]
eve.lagace@abpq.ca

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