Program For The 2017 Monnaie Money Talent Show






Save The Date For The Monnaie Money 2017 Talent Show

Save the date!!!. MonnaieMoney Talent Show. Saturday February 25, 2017. Oscar Peter Concert Hall 7141 Sherbrooke Street West (Concordia University – Loyola Campus) Tickets on sale December 9th, 2016. For more information please call (514) 817-3941


Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

The “Talk With Our Kids About Money” Day 2015 is fast approaching. The event is taking place Wednesday April 15th.

We encourage members of the media to participate in “Talk With Our Kids About Money twokamDay.” There will be opportunities to do stories, interviews, panel discussions, articles, and more.

The program encourages Canadians to have conversations with youth about money and personal finance. The annual event takes place the third Wednesday in April, this year, April 15, with a “Home Program” for families and a “School Program” for Grade Seven students and teachers. Both parents and teachers can visit the online hub,, free for anyone to access, and updated with resources and curriculum ideas.

Some of the Launch Activities that will be taking place in Québec that could attract media coverage on the “Talk With Our Kids About Money Day” on Wednesday April 15th are:

  • At LEARN Québec in Laval – from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    2030 Dagenais Blvd. West, Laval
    A Videoconference involving teachers and students in virtual classes at several remote sites across the province. Seven sites will participate in this activity. The presenter will be located at the site in Laval. Brian Smith Vice-President Quebec Operation and Financial Literacy expert will be having a conversation on money topics and will be inviting students to participate in a fun and engaging activity. With this activity we are hoping to reach out to as many students and teachers as possible on the TWOKAM Day on Wednesday April 15th. Sonia Zahabi, Branch Manager representing BMO will be joining Brian Smith Vice-President, Quebec for the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education for this activity.
  • At École secondaire La Voie CSDM – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
    6755 La Voie Street, Montreal
    An Open House activity to celebrate Talk With Our Kids About Money Day. The student population and teachers will be invited to join in the conversation.
  • At Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Côte-des-Neiges – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    6555 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal
    An Intergenerational Activity will take place involving participants from different generations, seniors, parents and youth. They will be encouraged to share their experiences and stories on money topics.

If you are interested or if we can help in any way, please contact us and we will be pleased to assist you.

Brian Smith
Vice-President – Quebec Operations

Jacynthe Dallaire
Provincial Coordinator in Quebec
Talk With Our Kids About Money


20 Tips To Fight Against Fraud

Nobody enjoys being a victim of fraud.   Not only is it costly, fraud can strip you from ???????????????????????????????your ability to trust another person who is attempting to help you out financially.
Although March is fraud prevention month, individuals should take every opportunity to avoid placing oneself in situations to be an easy target for fraud.
Below are 20 tips that will aid in protecting yourself from against debit / bank card, credit card, telemarketing, identity and investment fraud.

Debit / Bank Card Fraud

1.    Avoid using automatic bank machines that are not associated with a bank.  These machines are known to have cloning devices which will obtain a copy of your card and the information that is stored on it.

2.    Do not write down your Personal Identification Number (PIN).  Be sure to select a number that is easy to remember but it should not be easy to figure out such as a birthday or a portion of a phone number.

3.    When making a payment, be sure that the card does not leave your sight.   If you are told by an individual that he or she has to go to another terminal to process payment, go with them to ensure that card does not get tampered with or switched for another card.

4.    Monitor your balance.  Be sure that your credits and debits are correct.   Any errors should be reported immediately to your bank.   Unsuspected debits are signs that someone has indeed gain access to your bank account.

Credit Card Fraud

1.    Destroy past statements.  If you still receive your statements via the mail, be sure to destroy them once they are no longer needed. Use a pair of scissors to shred portions of the document, especially your account number. Consider disposing the number in another container and or manner.

2.    Track your automatic charges.  If you have a monthly expense placed on your card, check if the amount charge remains the same.  Any additional charges should be questioned and reported.

3.    Verify your bill before sign it.  Be sure that you are paying for the items that you actually bought and free from other charges.

4.    Shop online in a security environment. If you are an online shopper, always double check if the site has security features that prevents online fraud of any kind.

Telemarking Fraud

1.    Avoid talking to individuals bearing gifts.  Do not spend time with the individual that has the responsibility to extract as much information from you as possible.  (This tip can apply to text messages that you receive on your smartphone.)

2.    Track reoccurring calls.   In the event that you are receiving calls from a phone number that you do not recognize, write it down and the time of the calls.  If you see a pattern, report it to the authorities.

3.    Protect your phone number.  Always be vigilant in terms of who give your phone number to especially when you are completing an application.   Your contact information is being sold and placed in a database where fraudsters can obtain it for their own use.

4.    Avoid entering contests or lotteries by phone.  No matter the size of the cash prize or gift, do not participate in contests or lotteries by simply using providing your phone number.  Fraudsters tend to use the promise of prizes and gifts to just collect phone numbers for a bigger initiative.

Identify Fraud

1.    Limit the amount of personal identity documents or cards that you carry.  You may not need to have several credit cards on you at all times.

2.    Check your mail.  Be sure that all delivered mail to your home address has your name on it.   Strangers should not be using your address as a post box office.

3.    Do not wait to update your contact information when moving to another address.  When you change your address, make sure you notify the post office and all relevant financial institutions.

4.    Destroy all old documents with personal information.  Make sure you shred personal and financial documents before putting them in the garbage.

Investment Fraud

1.    Validate promised returns.  If you are hooked by an opportunity that has a great return on investment attached to it, double check the information.  Either conduct some research on the internet or talk to a financial advisor.

2.    Do not invest under pressure.  If you are pressed to make investment, be cautious and take your time and think over where and why you are putting your money away to grow.

3.    Never invest over the phone with someone new.  Be sure to meet with the new advisor to know more about him or her and their insights into investing.

4.    Be aware of current investment scams before it is too late.  Scams are usually executed for a fixed amount of time.   The sooner you are aware of the fraud strategy, the better position you will be in to protect yourself.