Below is some information related to Canada Learning Bonds from the Government of Canada. It’s a great opportunity to start an educational fund for children. Statistics Canada reported that only 17% of eligible families in Newfoundland signed up in 2010!
Families may be faced with a number of barriers when applying for free educational money:
• No Social Insurance Number SIN card,
• No Birth Certificate,
• No Government issued Photo ID
Spreading the word
By collaborating with Community Centre Alliance, local schools, family resource centres, provincial government and local banks, Vibrant Communities – St. John’s wishes to share this information with residents and bring attention to the “free educational money” opportunity offered by the Government of Canada.
Vibrant Communities – St. John’s, with the support of Community Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador, will assist the first 200 families with the cost ($20.00) of each birth certificate needed to sign up for the Canada Learning Bond.
To hear more about the Canada Learning Bond please call Bethany at 753-9860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.