Bridging The Financial Literacy Gap – Live Event

by QuickBooks Canada Team

1 min read

In partnership with Startup Canada and the Canadian financial literacy Community, we are hosting BRIDGING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP, a live event in Ottawa on March 4. This is the first event of the Startup Canada 2013 LIVE Series, delving more deeply into issues to advance Canadian entrepreneurship.

BRIDGING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP is a conversation with leading experts within the Canadian financial literacy community on trends, challenges, opportunities and tools to advance the financial literacy agenda in Canada to cultivate a large and healthy crop of early-stage startups to produce major high-growth companies with a more ambitious global reach that can be anchors in their communities.


March 4, 2013 – 10:30am to 12:30pm 

Registration opens at 10:00am

Ottawa Convention Centre

55 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Register Now –


10:00am Registration Opens
10.30am Introduction and WelcomeRick Spence, Entrepreneur Columnist at the National Post (Moderator)
10:35am Welcoming Remarks Academic PartnerSophia Leong, Executive Director of the Telfer Executive MBA Program
Opening RemarksMaxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business
10:50am Keynote Address – Bridging the Financial Literacy GapJeff Cates, CEO of Intuit Canada
11:10am Panel Debat

  • Jeff Cates, CEO of Intuit Canada
  • Gary Rabbior, President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
  • Lance Laking, Investment Director at the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.
  • Julia Deans, CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation
12:15pm Startup Pitches & AwardThree entrepreneurs pitch their solutions to the problem of “Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap” in a 5 minute Pitch.
12:30pm Closing Words


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