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About the Canadian Bankers Association

The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 59 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 275,000 employees. The CBA advocates for effective public policies that contribute to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. The Association also promotes financial literacy to help Canadians make informed financial decisions and works with banks and law enforcement to help protect customers against financial crime and promote fraud awareness.

About Your Money

Banks recognize that providing young Canadians with information and tools to understand the importance of money management at an early age helps improve the financial literacy of Canadians as a whole. In addition to the initiatives sponsored or led by the individual banks to promote financial literacy, the banks also jointly support a non-commercial in-class seminar called Your Money. For over 13 years the CBA has coordinated the Your Money seminar program, a free 50-minute non-commercial financial literacy seminar for senior high school students about:

Developed in partnership with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the Your Money seminar is presented by more than 600 community bankers from across Canada who volunteer their time and expertise to deliver the seminar in schools. The interactive seminar gives students the opportunity to learn about real-life financial subjects and to ask questions about the issues that matter most to them. To date, more than 220,000 students have participated in the program.

Teachers can request a seminar any time during the school year by contacting the CBA. Teachers will be matched with a local banker volunteer to present the seminar to their class. Interested teachers can visit, or contact the Your Money seminar coordinator at 416.362.6093 ext. 260.

In 2009, the CBA was honoured with an Alberta Consumer Champion Award from Service Alberta for Your Money in recognition of the Association's commitment to providing high school students with the information needed to navigate the financial world around them.

Your Money also complements The City, a web-based financial education resource developed by the FCAC in collaboration with the British Columbia Security Commission. Teachers using The City can bring in a Your Money banker as a guest speaker to discuss the financial issues addressed in The City's 11 learning modules.

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