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CSI supports Junior Achievement in inspiring financial literacy among youth

Sponsors programs to help students gain financial skills and prepare for success

TORONTO, ON MARCH 21, 2012 The Canadian Securities Institute® (CSI), a Toronto-based global leader in financial services education and credentialing, is pleased to announce its renewed sponsorship of Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization that prepares high-school students to achieve their full potential and participate in the global economy.

Since 2009, CSI has helped deliver programs to 1,170 Junior Achievement students in 39 classrooms. In 2011, a committed network of 52 Fellow of CSI (FCSI®) volunteers across Canada dedicated time and energy to inspiring high-school students to become more financially literate by sharing their business and industry experience and serving as role models. This year, FCSI® volunteers will again lend a helping hand to Junior Achievement's "Dollars with Sense" and "Economics for Success" programs.

"As a leading provider of financial education in Canada, CSI is thrilled about our ongoing relationship with Junior Achievement," says Dr. Roberta Wilton, President & CEO, Canadian Securities Institute. "By helping empower young people through financial education, our organizations support them in achieving professional and personal success so they can better meet the challenges of the future within a global economy."

As part of the world's largest and fastest growing non-profit education organization, Junior Achievement delivers in-school and after-school programs that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. Its "Dollars with Sense", "Economics for Success", and "Stock Market Challenge" programs help students develop their understanding of business and build their financial literacy and problem-solving skills.

In addition to its annual sponsorship of Junior Achievement, on March 21, CSI will sponsor and participate in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge at the TMX where Ontario high-school students will compete against one other in an innovative stock market simulation. That morning, prior to the start of the Stock Market Challenge, Dr. Wilton and Simon Parmar, CFO & Senior Vice-President, Canadian Securities Institute®, will ring in the trading day at the TMX.

About CSI
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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