CFEE works with a small core of outstanding staff whose work is supported by a network of contracted individuals and entrepreneurs who join with the CFEE Team as projects are secured. As a result, CFEE is able to maintain low administrative costs and expand and contract our resources as programs and workload require.

Gary Rabbior | Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) President

Gary has led CFEE since 1981 in efforts to improve economic, financial, and enterprising capability. Gary has developed school curriculum for a number of provinces and written a wide variety of resources including “Money and Youth” which has over 500,000 copies in circulation and “Money and Monetary Policy in Canada” with the Bank of Canada. He has created a number of major financial literacy projects and programs including the “Building Futures” and “Talk With Our Kids About Money Day” programs. He has served as a Director/Advisor to a variety of Canadian national organizations and government departments including the Canadian Bankers Association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Department of Finance, and the Bank of Canada. Gary was a member of the initial federal government National Steering Committee working with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada to develop the National Financial Literacy Strategy for Canada. Gary is a member of financial literacy and education committees for the OECD (Paris) and CYFI (Amsterdam), and was a contributing author to the Guide to Developing an Excellent Financial Education Program that was circulated by the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC) to nations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kevin A. Maynard | Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) Vice-President

Kevin has worked with CFEE in various capacities since 1998, primarily as Chief Operating Officer and most recently as primary project facilitator for “Managing Your Money In Canada, a series of financial literacy workshops developed for seniors, newcomers and recent immigrants to Canada. He has been a key member of a number of CFEE project teams responsible for the development and execution of CFEE programs. He has primary responsibility for coordinating school board liaison with CFEE and its variety of youth oriented financial literacy programs. Kevin is a Career Coach to newcomers and a public speaker to students in career exploration settings. He is a governor and treasurer of the Canadian Career Development Foundation. Kevin and his partner Jeff enjoy sailing in their spare time from their home base at the Port Credit Yacht Club.

Brian Smith | Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) Vice-President

Joining the CFEE team in 2015, Brian has been responsible for developing strategic partnerships in Quebec and facilitating the use of CFEE resources in the province. Brian has been Instrumental in developing alliances between the community non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, private sector businesses and private foundations. Over the past 20 years he has provided employment, career counseling and entrepreneurship services for youth and young adults in the Greater Montreal area. For the past 10 years, he has promoted financial literacy resources to youth in Montreal and is the creator of the Monnaie Money Financial Literacy project. Brian is a recipient of the Institute for Financial Literacy – Financial Literacy Educator of the Year Award; Foundation for Philanthropy Canada Outstanding Volunteer Award; Montreal Community Cares Award – Community Leadership Award; Prosper Canada Passion for Financial Literacy Award; and, Côte-des-Neiges / Notre Dame de Grâce Outstanding Citizen Award. Brian is an active community leader. He is a Board member of the CFER Riverdale Centre de Formation en Entreprise et Récupération, Training and Recovery Business Centre. He has been instrumental in developing youth programs, fundraising campaigns and social community events for the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal. Brian also serves as a volunteer at CKUT Radio McGill 90.3 FM, McGill University Radio.

Joseph Clark | Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) Director of Communications

Joseph Clark has provided media relations and communications support to CFEE and its various programs since 2013. Joseph is a globally experienced public affairs, government relations, and event management executive. He has helped major corporations, government agencies and not for profit organizations in Canada and around the world protect and enhance their reputations, and has a particularly strong background in the development of public/private sector partnerships. Joseph has extensive experience in successfully leading multidisciplinary communication functions in the financial services, consumer goods and media industries. He has provided long-term leadership for public/private sector partnerships at the domestic and global levels, including managing events across Canada and in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Joseph has served as a government and public affairs executive for multinational, publicly traded corporations, for international intergovernmental organizations and charitable organizations. He has also served as Chief of Staff to a Canadian cabinet minister and previously worked as a broadcast journalist on Parliament Hill.

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