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Free money. For low-income kids. And the government can’t give it away.

Published on 15/12/2010

Policy in Focus, Issue 14

This issue of Policy in Focus features a report that reveals how more than 900,000 Canadian kids do not access the Canada Learning Bond which can provide up to $2,000 in educational savings. The report makes four recommendations for organizations serving low-income families to provide accurate information in their own communities and languages. It also makes recommendations to government to make it easier for low-income families to start an RESP that suits their needs.

Watch a webinar with author May Wong, executive director of the OMEGA Foundation and designer of the SmartSAVER initiative.

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Summary

Recommendations aimed at making it easier for low-income families to start an RESP that suits their needs.

Topic(s)

Income security, Poverty