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Talk With Our Kids About Money Day: Manitoba Securities Commission and Assiniboine Credit Union Partner to Support Youth Financial Literacy

Winnipeg, Manitoba; April 14, 2014 – The Manitoba Securities Commission and Assiniboine Credit Union are teaming up to help families start a conversation with young Manitobans about money and personal finances, in recognition of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s second annual Talk With Our Kids About Money Day.

 “The best way to instill good money habits in children is to start early, and we believe that teaching young Manitobans to make informed decisions about money will pay dividends throughout their lifetimes.” said Don Murray, Chair of The Manitoba Securities Commission. “Families can encourage positive and realistic attitudes about money through the teachable moments found in everyday situations.”

On April 16, visitors at any Assiniboine Credit Union branch in Manitoba can pick up a copy of The Manitoba Securities Commission’s Make it Count: A Parent’s Guide to Youth Money Management, as well as several helpful discussion starters that family members can use to get the conversation rolling.

“We are pleased to work with the Manitoba Securities Commission to encourage family discussions about money management and making good financial decisions.” said Gerry Campbell, Executive Vice President of Sales and Service at Assiniboine Credit Union. “The Make it Count guide is an excellent tool for families who want to inspire good financial habits and decision making in their children. These simple conversations can lead to a lifetime of success.”  

The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education began the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day program in 2013, providing families and educators with tools and resources to discuss money matters and equip Canada’s youth with the skills and knowledge to handle life’s important financial decisions. The program is supported by BMO Financial Group.

The Manitoba Securities Commission is a division of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency, a Special Operating Agency of the Government of Manitoba that protects investors and promotes fair and efficient capital markets throughout the province.

Assiniboine Credit Union is the 9th largest credit union in Canada and the largest credit union in Manitoba by membership and branches. ACU, a proud member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a Canadian leader in using finance for good.


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Kevan Hannah
Manitoba Securities Commission


Duane Nicol
Assiniboine Credit Union