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Closing Speech

Presenter: Jane Rooney


Jane Rooney is Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader. Appointed in April 2014, Ms. Rooney works to coordinate financial literacy initiatives by collaborating with stakeholder groups across the country. Her goal is to strengthen the knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians in dealing with financial matters.

The innovative approach taken by Ms. Rooney and her financial literacy team earned them a 2010 Public Service Award of Excellence for their development of The City, a Financial Life Skills Resource, a simulated online world that offers an interactive, engaging and fun way for students to learn about money.

Ms. Rooney is a member of a number of committees working on financial literacy within Canada and abroad, including the OECD’s International Financial Education Network and the Canadian government’s Interdepartmental Committee on Financial Literacy.

Ms. Rooney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton University.

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