Frequently Asked Question: Helping parents

Question: How can our organization start helping parents to learn about RESPs and the Canada Learning Bond (CLB)?

SmartSAVER: There are many ways you can start helping the families that you serve to get their CLB. Use these two quick reference tools to identify who’s eligible for grants and how to help them to access them:

  • The Quick Reference chart overviews grant entitlements (Canada Learning Bond and Canada Education Savings Grant) based on a family’s income.
  • The Action Map walks you through the steps and decision points in setting up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account and applying for the grants.

If you’re just starting to talk to families about the Canada Learning Bond, check out our top questions parents ask about SmartSAVER, RESPs, and the Canada Learning Bond. You’ll find other tools and information resources on our parent-friendly website, available in English, French, as well as many supports in Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Oji-Cree, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese. For a quick introduction to SmartSAVER’s online CLB application, watch our 1-minute SmartSAVER Made Easy video.

Have questions? Talk to one of our partnership managers about training or to get help in developing your CLB promotion!

Email Luke Connell or Joe March or call 416-966-1418 to chat.