We understand that it can be challenging for families to balance monthly bills and still save for post-secondary education. Many might not know that, through the Canada Learning Bond, the Government of Canada can contribute up to $2,000 to an RESP for an eligible child. Parents do not have to add any money to access this bond.
Dalhousie School recently hosted a free sign-up event open to the entire community. Pembina Trails parents and guardians embraced the opportunity to stop in and learn more about the free federal government service. At the event, eligible families also began the process for birth certificates and social insurance numbers at no cost.
Grade 4 student Hussein and his Dad came to start an RESP. The nine year old has big plans for his future "I want to either be a surgeon, go to the army or be a cook.”
This information session was hosted by SmartSaver, a non-profit community project that aims to make post-secondary education more accessible for lower income families.
Please note: Pembina Trails is not associated with any particular financial institution. We recommend families do their own research and seek guidance from a credited financial professional.
Learn more about SmartSaver.