Canada Learning Bond Community Funding Opportunity Now Open

“Making post-secondary education more affordable for all Canadians, especially those from low- and middle-income families, isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do. Children with education savings are more likely to attend and complete post-secondary education and graduate with less debt. Helping more people access post-secondary education is a key way in which we can grow the economy and strengthen the middle class.”

– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

SmartSAVER is excited to share the federal government’s Launch of Call for Concepts to increase awareness and take-up of Canada Learning Bond, with a firm commitment of $7 million over next 3 years. This is an important opportunity for community organizations to request funding for projects that will help more low- and middle-income families to save money for their children’s post-secondary education through the Canada Learning Bond (CLB)

The call for concepts must fall under one of three themes:

  •         Support of Indigenous populations
  •         Facilitated access
  •         Research and Innovation.

The deadline for applications is January 16, 2018.

Full news release

Call for Concept Funding Guidelines