Our daily blog offers selected news of interest to SmartSAVER’s stakeholders and shines a light on the creative ways that communities are promoting the Canada Learning Bond. Stay up to date, read what others are doing and share your own story.


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IN THE NEWS: March 14, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about education, poverty, and partner activities, from various news sources including the CBC News, the Globe and Mail, and the Abby News.

First Nations student deaths inquest: 5 things learned from Indigenous Affairs testimony. CBC News. March 11, 2016
First Nation children on reserve have no statutory guarantee their education will be funded.

Unconventional self-directed learning a hit at Hamilton high school. Globe and Mail. March 6, 2016
Jewel White, a 15-year-old student, gathers her books and signs herself out of a routine morning math class.

Webinar: ASCD: Disrupting poverty: Creating a poverty literate culture for student success. 3:00 PM EDT March 17, 2016

Windsor-Essex receives funding for new approach in poverty reduction. OurWindsor.Ca. March 11, 2016
Pathway to Potential and Family Services Windsor-Essex have landed a $63,800 grant to determine the feasibility of a new method of achieving poverty reduction goals.

United Way hosts 2016 Spirit Awards. Abby News. March 11, 2016
The United Way of the Fraser Valley (UWFV) held its annual Spirit Awards tonight (Thursday) at The Rancho, where recipients were honoured in 11 categories.

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IN THE NEWS: March 11, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about post secondary education, and poverty, from various news sources including the Vernon Morning Star, the Prince Albert Daily Herald, and the Atlantic.


Education grant access urged. Vernon Morning Star. March 11, 2016
Parents and grandparents are being urged to take advantage of increased eligibility for the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant. The $1,200 …

Food bank going strong after 25 years. Simcoe Reformer. March 9, 2016
It is now on site and helps the poor access legal aid, electricity bill rebates, sales tax refunds, and sign up for a Registered Education Savings Plan.


Detailed plans needed to reduce poverty. Prince Albert Daily Herald. March 9, 2016
One poverty reduction partnership is calling for the provincial government to create explicit implementation details when it comes to their “Taking …


What Do Americans Think About Access to Education? The Atlantic. March 9, 2016
Americans continue to see expanding access to education as the best strategy for widening opportunity in the modern economy, but remain conflicted.

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