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Canadian Securities Institute® renews Junior Achievement support

Helps students develop financial skills; takes on TMX Stock Market Challenge.

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 21, 2013- The Canadian Securities Institute® (CSI), a Toronto-based global leader in financial services education and credentialing, is, once again, supporting Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing non-profit education organizations, which prepares high-school students to achieve their full potential and participate in the global economy. The organization delivers in-school and after-school programs that help students develop an understanding of business, while building their financial literacy and problem-solving skills.

CSI has sponsored Junior Achievement’s “Dollars with Sense” and “Economics for Success” programs, as well as the TMX Stock Market Challenge.

“As a financial services educator, we recognize that financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness are all critical to preparing young Canadians to one day participate in an increasingly global economy,” says Simon Parmar, Managing Director, Canadian Securities Institute® (CSI). “The Canadian Securities Institute® is proud of our ongoing relationship with Junior Achievement.”

Last year, CSI’s contribution helped deliver programs to 2,040 Junior Achievement students in 68 classrooms. During that period,76 Fellows of CSI (FCSI®) volunteers across Canada worked with high-school students to provide them with financial literacy skills, generously sharing their knowledge gained through years of hands-on experience in the financial services industry and ongoing learning.

CSI will participate in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge at the TMX on February 21,where Ontario high-school students will compete against each other in an innovative stock market simulation.

About the Canadian Securities Institute
The Canadian Securities Institute® is Canada's leading provider of financial services credentials and education. Valued for its expertise in Canada and abroad, CSI offers more than 270 courses and credentials, ranging from the well-known Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) to popular designations and credentials, such as PFP®, CIM®,CSWP® and the Fellow of CSI (FCSI®). In 2010, The Canadian Securities Institute® was acquired by Moody's Corporation and now operates as part of the Training and Certification arm of Moody's Analytics. For more information, please visit

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