Over 100 free financial literacy sessions offered throughout Quebec

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Montreal, November 1, 2016
– November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (the Order) and the Quebec Public Library Association (ABPQ) are joining forces to rollout CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy program across Quebec.

More than 100 financial literacy sessions will be offered in all regions of the province. Over 60 volunteer CPAs will share their knowledge on a range of topics covering all stages of life: teaching kids about money, planning for retirement, estate planning, identity theft protection, fraud protection for seniors, saving strategies, and many more. The talks will be presented in public libraries throughout Quebec, from Thetford Mines to Rimouski to Baie-Comeau.

“For Quebec’s public libraries, it is essential that individuals have an opportunity to acquire basic financial skills, regardless of their age or financial situation,” said Stéphane Legault, Chair of the ABPQ. “Financial literacy aligns perfectly with our libraries’ overall mission to promote literacy.”

“This is a significant partnership for the Order, since it allows us to leverage the expertise of CPAs for the benefit of the general public,” noted Geneviève Mottard, CPA, CA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec CPA Order. “According to a recent survey we conducted, Quebecers overestimate their knowledge of personal finance. This initiative therefore addresses a real need.”

View the list of library sessions and the survey conducted by the Order[+]

About the Quebec CPA Order
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has 38,000 members and 5,600 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 assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, 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 160 members, totalling 295 libraries serving more than 80% of the population of Quebec. 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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Source: Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and Quebec Public Library Association


Jean-Louis Laplante
Manager, Public Affairs
Quebec CPA Order
T. 514 288.3256, ext. 3024 - 1 800 363.4688

Eve Lagacé
Executive Director
Quebec Public Library Association
T. 514 279-0550, ext. 225

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