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Advocis and Junior Achievement Canada announce financial literacy partnership

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- November is Financial Literacy Month, and Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is proud to announce a new partnership with Junior Achievement Canada that will advance the financial knowledge of youth across the country. Advocis members, who are professional financial advisors and planners, will visit elementary and high school classrooms and deliver Junior Achievement Canada's educational programs to students.

The programs are: Dollars with Sense, which empowers students to make smart lifelong financial decisions; Economics for Success, which encourages students to stay in school and plan for success; Investment Strategies, which transforms students into savvy investors; and Our Business World, which inspires students to become tomorrow's business leaders.

"We believe providing school-age children with access to Junior Achievement's high quality programs is a step in the right direction to building a financially literate society," says Greg Pollock, president and CEO, Advocis.

"We are very excited to have members of Advocis deliver our market leading financial literacy programs to students," says Keith Publicover, president and CEO, Junior Achievement of Canada. "Advocis is an organization that is committed to high standards of professionalism and students participating in Junior Achievement programs will derive significant benefit from their members sharing their knowledge and real world experiences."

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About Advocis

Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is the association of choice for financial advisors and planners. With more than 11,000 members in 40 chapters across the country, Advocis is the definitive voice of the profession, advocating for professionalism and consumer protection. Advocis works with decision-makers and the public, stressing the value of financial advice and working toward an environment in which all Canadians have access to the advice they need. For more information, follow us on Twitter @advocis or visit www.advocis.ca.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Canada is the country's largest youth business education organization and is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy. The organization offers programs in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. Junior Achievement strives to help students make informed and knowledgeable financial decisions, develop career plans and express their innovative spirit. For more information, follow us on Twitter @ja_canada or visit www.jacanada.org.

CONTACT: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Darlene Francis, Associate Director of Communications and Media Relations, at 416-342-9828 or dfrancis@advocis.ca.

Source:Financial Advisors Association of Canada(Advocis)