The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is thrilled to be launching a Board-wide partnership with SmartSAVER to help TDSB families establish RESP accounts and to access their Canada Learning Bond. Through this campaign, we can help an estimated 50,000 students access as much as $100 million dollars in funding for their post-secondary education!
In previous years, TDSB’s Model Schools for Inner Cities have partnered with SmartSAVER, and we’ve seen first hand the hope that accessing the Canada Learning Bond can give to a family who didn’t think having savings for their child’s education was a possibility given their financial circumstances. Helping families to start education savings accounts aligns perfectly with many of our Board’s core values. Research demonstrates that establishing even small amounts of education savings can improve student achievement, education outcomes and equity of opportunity.
Join us for a special launch event onJune 1, 2016 at 10:00 am at Ogden Public School. TDSB Director of Education, John Malloy will officially announce the campaign which is rolling out now and will be joined by TDSB students sharing what they hope to study when they grow up. Stay tuned for more details!
If you’re involved with a Toronto-based organization, please join our city-wide campaign and help us share this opportunity with the families you serve. We’ve established our own webpage and access point to SmartSAVER’s online application through www.TDSB.on.ca/SmartSAVER. To support promotion, we’ll be distributing postcards and posters to elementary and middle schools across the board and for every eligible Canada Learning Bond application generated by ourcampaign, SmartSAVER will donate funds to be used for technology in TDSB classrooms. It’s a win-win! If you live in another community, please share our news with your local board of education.
Together, we can make sure families across Canada receive the money they’re entitled to.
Vicky Branco Helen Fisher
System Superintendent Principal Central Coordinating
Model Schools for Inner Cities Model Schools for Inner Cities