Rick Glumac: Wednesday, April 18, has been proclaimed Talk With Our Kids About Money Day. On this day, we raise the bar on the level of financial literacy education in our public schools and improve the financial skills of all Canadians. Talk With Our Kids About Money Day encourages teachers and families to learn essential financial skills such as saving, budgeting, credit debt, loans and insurance, and learn these skills at an early age in an effort to ensure that we are providing our youth with the financial education they need in our society.
Last year over 5,000 schools and over 660,000 students across Canada participated in this day. These efforts have been championed by parents and volunteers across many communities in Canada that work in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. Through their work, teachers and families are empowered with the tools to talk with our kids about money, not only on April 18 but year-round.
I’d like to recognize my constituent Kumi Abercrombie for her continued commitment to this cause and her efforts in bringing this proclamation to the province.
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