Over 50 free financial literacy sessions offered throughout Quebec

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Montreal, October 25, 2018 – November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, and the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (the Quebec CPA Order) and the Quebec Public Library Association (ABPQ) are joining forces for the third consecutive year to rollout CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy program.

More than 50 financial literacy sessions will be offered in public libraries all across Quebec. 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.

“Public libraries are the ideal setting to help people of all ages and financial circumstances acquire basic financial knowledge. This partnership with the Quebec CPA Order means that libraries are better equipped to fulfil their overall mission to promote literacy,” says Denis Chouinard, Chair of the Quebec Public Library Association.

“With financial products on the market growing in number and becoming more complex, the sessions address a real need to improve Quebecers’ knowledge of personal finances. By combining the recognized expertise of CPAs and the extraordinary public library network, we can reach our fellow citizens in their community and help fill this need,” says Geneviève Mottard, CPA, CA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Quebec CPA Order.

About the Quebec CPA Order
The Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec has 39,000 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 168 member municipalities and corporations, totalling 311 libraries serving more than 82% 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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Jean-Louis Laplante
Manager, Public Affairs
Ordre des CPA du Québec
T. 514 288.3256 [3024]  1 800 363.4688

Eve Lagacé
Executive Director
Quebec Public Library Association 
T. 514 279-0550 [225]

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