The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is hosting a meeting Friday in Montreal for the 8th annual Financial Education Day.
The meeting brings together an assortment of professionals to work on the implementation of Quebec’s financial education strategy, the AMF says in its announcement.
On the agenda: an update on the rollout of the new secondary school course, a review of financial education in the fintech age, and considering the impact of the abundance of financial information on the web.
The event also marks the launch of World Investor Week, an initiative of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), which runs Oct. 2 to 8.
During the week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is expected to introduce the latest results of the 2017 CSA Investor Index, and the Ontario Securities Commission will hold outreach and education activities.
“Financial education poses many challenges for regulators because they need to be effective and proactive in raising awareness among consumers so they can protect themselves against fraud. Regulators must also provide consumers with neutral and objective information to enable them to make informed decisions about their personal finances. Changing behaviours takes time and we are determined to continue our efforts for this purpose,” says Louis Morisset, president and CEO of the AMF, in a statement.