Quebec City CPAs donate piggy banks and books on money management to Marguerite-Bourgeoys elementary school

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Quebec City, December 5, 2013 –The Quebec City CPA Group brilliantly marked the end of Financial Literary month by donating piggy banks and some 20 copies of A Parent's Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids to the Marguerite-Bourgeoys elementary school of the Commission scolaire de la Capitale. Written by Robin Taud in 2011 and edited for publication by the Chartered Accountants of Canada, now CPA Canada, this practical guide helps adults simplify financial matters for children.

According to Vicky Lizotte, CPA, CA, chair of the Quebec City CPA Group, elementary school is where children must begin to learn about money. “As a chartered professional accountant and mother, I believe kids should be taught basic concepts about sound money management from an early age in order for them to have all the tools they need to manage their assets throughout their life. The Quebec City CPAs are very proud to support the school’s efforts by offering these books and piggy banks, a symbol of savings for kids,” said Ms. Lizotte.

From left to right : France Joly, Marguerite-Bourgeoys elementary school principal and Vicky Lizotte, CPA, CA, chair of the Quebec City CPA Group.

Various aspects of money management—Earn, Save, Spend, Share and Invest—are addressed in the guide. Throughout the different chapters, the author suggests a number of activities and topics for discussions with children kids to help reinforce the concepts illustrated. “Thanks to this donation from the Quebec City CPA Group, we can provide a book to each classroom in our school and expand our library. On behalf of the school’s entire team, I would like to thank the Quebec City CPAs for their generosity,” said France Joly, principal of Marguerite-Bourgeoys school.

For an overview of resources on financial decisions CPA Canada offers to parents and educators, visit

About the Quebec City CPA Group
With close to 3,300 members, the Quebec City CPA Group promotes the profession among regional stakeholders and facilitates exchanges between members and the region’s aspiring CPAs. 

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Vicky Lizotte, CPA auditor, CA
Quebec City CPA Group

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