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December 10, 2009

Toronto, Ontario Financial advice tied to key life events such as Parenthood, Divorce and Leaving a Job, took centre stage on December 2 when Dynamic Funds was awarded IFICs Investor Education Award at the Canadian Investment Awards and Gala.

Dynamic Funds Snapshots Investor Program is designed to provide investors that want personalized financial advice and non-financial information and resources geared to their age and stage in life.

RBC Direct Investings Guidance for On-line Investors and Sunlifes Investing in Todays Economy education programs tied for second place. The New Brunswick Securities Commission received special mention for its Invest in Knowing More ad campaign.

IFIC is pleased to see the investment funds industry launching such a wide range of educational campaigns. One-third of the submissions were specifically tied to the bear market and helping advisors and investors get through it, says Joanne De Laurentiis, IFICs President and CEO. Educating investors gives them the tools and the information they need to save for their future.

This years judges were: Glorianne Stromberg, the former Chair of the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario, Toronto Star personal finance columnist Ellen Roseman, Gerald Bissett, Chair of the Learning library Inc., Helen Vukovich, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business, Arts and Design at George Brown College, Tom Hamza, President of The Investor Education Fund and Pat Dunwoody, Vice President, Member Services & Communication with IFIC.

About IFIC

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is the national association of the Canadian investment fund industry. Membership comprises mutual fund management companies, retail distributors and affiliates from the legal, accounting and other professions.

For further information, please contact:
Pat Dunwoody
Vice President, Member Services & Communication

For more information contact:
Pat Dunwoody
Vice President, Member Services & Communication
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC)
Phone: 416-309-2306

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