SASKATOON, November 1, 2012 – Canadian Western Bank (CWB) is pleased to announce its commitment to join Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan (JA) in bringing financial literacy programming to local students. Over the next two years, CWB will serve as a ‘Mentor Sponsor’ of the ‘Economics for Success’ program by providing volunteers to deliver the program in schools and $40,000 of financial support. This new sponsorship follows CWB’s long-time representation on JA’s Provincial Board of Governors and sponsorship of the same program across Alberta.
‘Economics for Success’ helps students explore and manage their job and career choices by focusing on the direct links between further education and personal goals. The full-day program gives students a new perspective on how informed choices can jump-start their future. As the leading provider of youth financial literacy education in Saskatchewan, Junior Achievement offers programs that give youth the confidence, belief and direction they need to succeed as leaders and citizens in a global community.
“All of our programs are delivered by teacher or school request, at no cost to the schools or students,” says Darren Hill, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan. “This would not be possible without support from businesses like Canadian Western Bank, who provide financial and volunteer support for our programs.”
“Canadian Western Bank recognizes the importance of teaching youth the skills they need to make informed financial decisions and we are excited to partner with Junior Achievement across the province of Saskatchewan,” says Angela Saveraux, CWB’s Community Investment Manager. “The ‘Economics for Success’ program is important to CWB and our employees are looking forward to sharing their knowledge with Canada’s next generation of leaders.”
The announcement comes on the first day of Financial Literacy Month in Canada. During the month of November, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada brings together resources, information, products and services developed by organizations across the country to help Canadians increase their financial knowledge, skills and confidence. For more information, visit www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/flm/index-eng.asp.