SMARTSAVER IN THE NEWS

 

Federal Budget 2017 Announces Major Initiative to Increase Family Uptake of the Canada Learning Bond.
CNW Press Release. March 24, 2017.
The new Federal budget announces $12.5 million to help more low-income families start saving for their children’s education…

 

HEQCO’s ItsNotAcademic: The Podcast
HEQCO website. January 19, 2017.
In our first podcast episode we talk to May Wong, executive director of the Omega Foundation, a non-profit group that develops and supports initiatives that promote financial self-sufficiency through microfinance and enhancing the savings capacity and financial literacy of low-income families…

 

A million Canadian kids missing out on free education money.
IRRP Policy Options. October 25, 2016.
Policies designed to get kids into post-secondary education need to focus on early intervention, including early access to savings…

 

Master your credit cards–join consumer expert Pat Foran on Twitter on October 19.
CNW Newswire. October 18, 2016.
SmartSAVER continues to bring top consumer advice to parents with its Know More Money! series of online seminars…

 

Three tips to boost your child’s school success.
CNW Newswire. August 16, 2016.
Though your kids may not want to hear it, a new school year is about to begin. Here are three ways you can contribute to their school success, from elementary to post-secondary…

 

Build Learning Into Kids’ Summertime Fun!
Yahoo Finance. July 14, 2016.
Unstructured play is great, but two national non-profit organizations suggest some simple ways parents can reinforce summertime learning…

 

TDSB Launches SmartSAVER Campaign.
TDSB Website. June 1, 2016.
The Toronto District School Board is the first school board in Canada to partner with SmartSAVER on a board-wide campaign to help eligible families access free money for their children’s future education…

 

Financial experts to advise parents in free online chat series.
CNW Newswire. June 9, 2016.
Top financial advice doesn’t normally come cheap. On June 16th, it happens to be free as award-winning entrepreneur Teresa Cascioli

 

Local Children Missing out on Federal Education Money.
Gananoque Reporter. June 9, 2016. (page 6)
A local groups called the Poverty Reduction Roundtable has taken steps to help make it easier for local families to…

 

FEDERAL ELECTION 2015: New funding for low-income students is a must, but our politicians shouldn’t stop there.
Globe and Mail. October 8, 2015.
This week, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promised more grant funding…

 

Not your parents’ nonprofit.
CPA Canada, August 1, 2015.
A new cohort of entrepreneurial activists is reinvigorating the charitable sector with innovative methods of funding, managing and measuring altruistic operations…

 

Local families encouraged to cash in on Canada Learning Bond.
The Post. June 2, 2015.
More than 4,000 children in the Hanover and surrounding area are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in education funding from the federal government…

 

Advisers, SmartSAVER program aim to increase uptake of RESP benefits.
Financial Post. January 26, 2015.
The popularity of the Registered Education Savings Program (RESP) has gained steadily since 1998, when the federal government announced a 20% matching grant to a maximum of $7,200…

 

Dollars for young scholars.
Winnipeg Free Press. December 13, 2014.
The Canada Learning Bond offers cash for low-income families to save for their children’s future. It’s hard to imagine a better government program. The bond is worth up to $2,000 per child in free contributions from the government to an RESP…

 

Growing Productivity Starts at Birth.
Vancouver Sun. September 29, 2011.
Increasing Canada Learning Bond enrollment will create a brighter future for our children and our country…

 

Canada Learning Bond Helps Low-Income Families.
The Star. June 26, 2011.
Thousands of eligible parents are not taking advantage of the Canada Learning Bond, a nest egg for their child’s higher education…

 

Free Money You’ve Never Heard of.
The Globe and Mail. February 08, 2011.
Here’s a great idea. Let’s set up education savings accounts for poor kids. After all, middle-class kids have them…