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Canadian Western Bank Invests $375,000 in Junior Achievement Programs Across Canada

November 7, 2014

Junior Achievement (JA) is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Canadian Western Bank (CWB). CWB will be supporting chapters across western Canada with a $375,000 contribution over the next three years. CWB will renew its support of Economics for Success, a grade nine or high school program that helps students understand the financial demands of independence and explores the resources needed to support their lifelong educational and career journey. CWB employees will also continue to volunteer in classrooms across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

“Junior Achievement is a true asset for students interested in learning how to make informed financial decisions,” said Chris Fowler, CWB’s president and CEO. “The continuation of our partnership demonstrates our commitment to supporting Junior Achievement’s important work. We see great value in ensuring that financial literacy programming is accessible at an early age.”

“We value this partnership with Canadian Western Bank because we know that they have the same goal as we do – to enable young people to take on leadership roles and become innovators in their business community.” Said Dennis Horrigan, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta. “Their contribution will help us reach more grade nine students all across western Canada, and their employees’ volunteer commitment is invaluable in passing on the skills and knowledge that youth need in order to succeed.”

“CWB and Junior Achievement share a common vision to support students and inspire them to stay in school and become future leaders,” said Scott Hillier, Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta’s president and CEO. “Thanks to the financial and volunteer support of CWB, thousands of students in western Canada will gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the workplace and in life.”

The announcement was made at JA’s Futures Unlimited reception on November 4, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. The event recognized donors for their ongoing contributions and announced the appointment of Jennifer Panteluk as Junior Achievement’s incoming president and CEO.