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April 20, 2018

Questrade sponsors JA Central Ontario's Financial Literacy Day

On April 19, seventy-five Toronto-area youth spent the day learning about the value of money, financial independence and how to start investing for their future. More than 15 volunteers from Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage, Questrade (www.questrade.com) hosted the group of eager grade seven students from AmesburyMiddle School in North York, as the company sponsored JA Central Ontario’s financial literacy day event, the JA Dollars with Sense program. The goal of the compelling initiative is to help teach students how to make smart financial decisions and, ultimately, achieve success in both work and life.

“Questrade is very proud to partner with JA Central Ontario,” said Questrade president and CEO, Edward Kholodenko. “Their mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy closely aligns with ours, to help Canadians become more financially successful and secure. Education is the first step and knowledge is power,” he explained.

Dollars with Sense is a fun and interactive, hands-on program that helps students develop financial skills. Through this program, students learn about budgeting, money and credit management, saving and investing.

“Working alongside partners like Questrade, JA helps youth develop the ability and discipline to make wise personal and financial decisions,” said Jane Eisbrenner, president and CEO, JA Central Ontario. “Our programs are facilitated by industry experts and provide real-life knowledge and experience to help young people know when to spend, when to save, how to effectively manage a budget, how to choose the right financial products and how to prepare for life changes. Questrade is a natural fit for us and we are thrilled to work together.”

2018 Best Managed Companies designation recognizes fearless leadership, relentless innovation, a culture of teamwork and a commitment to change with a dynamic business environment, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

"Questrade is very proud to achieve the highest category of recognition with this esteemed award," said Edward Kholodenko, president and CEO, Questrade. “Our collective mission is to help Canadians become more financially successful and secure. And we are committed to providing innovative financial solutions with real benefits, so Canadians can ‘Keep More of Their Money.’”

Continued Mr. Kholodenko, “Our support for JA and their programs is a part of what we believe in. We’ve built a momentum for the past 3 years and look forward to growing this partnership.”

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

About JA Central Ontario
JA Central Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness JA empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since 1968, schools in Central Ontario have relied on JA to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy. During the 2016-2017 school year, over 55,000 students benefitted from JA Central Ontario programs, each delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, coupling their real-life experience with JA’s innovative program content. JA is the important link between education and the business world that so many students need today, JA programs effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people, giving them the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. JA Central Ontario is responsible for the geographic area bounded by Barrie, Bowmanville and Burlington. For information visit www.jacentralontario.organd on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @JACentralON #JACOFinLit.

About Questrade
Questrade (www.questrade.com) is Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage that is changing the Canadian financial services industry by leveraging technology to lower fees, and providing a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options, thereby allowing Canadians to “Keep More of their Money.”As a leader and innovator in fintech, Questrade is a trusted ally that advocates for consumers, focused on improving value. Since 1999, Questrade has been a pioneer in the financial industry, using technology to create innovative products and services that Canadians need to maximize their investment returns. Today, the company has more than $7 billion in assets and more than 30,000 new accounts opened every year. Questrade and its companies provide financial products and services: securities, foreign currency investment, and online wealth management. Questrade has recently been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the seventh year in a row. For more information visit www.questrade.com, follow on Facebook and Twitter @Questrade. #Questradecares
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