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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian Smith, Vice-President, Quebec Operations, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)

Joining the CFEE team in 2015, Brian has been responsible for developing strategic partnerships in Quebec and facilitating the use of CFEE resources in the province.

Brian has been Instrumental in developing alliances between the community non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, private sector businesses and private foundations. Over the past 20 years he has provided employment, career counseling and entrepreneurship services for youth and young adults in the Greater Montreal area. For the past 10 years, he has promoted financial literacy resources to youth in Montreal and is the creator of the Monnaie Money Financial Literacy project.

Brian is a recipient of the Institute for Financial Literacy – Financial Literacy Educator of the Year Award; Foundation for Philanthropy Canada Outstanding Volunteer Award; Montreal Community Cares Award – Community Leadership Award; Prosper Canada Passion for Financial Literacy Award; and, Côte-des-Neiges / Notre Dame de Grâce Outstanding Citizen Award.

Brian is an active community leader. He is a Board member of the CFER Riverdale Centre de Formation en Entreprise et Récupération, Training and Recovery Business Centre. He has been instrumental in developing youth programs, fundraising campaigns and social community events for the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal. Brian also serves as a volunteer at CKUT Radio McGill 90.3 FM, McGill University Radio.