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: June 6, 2017

Today’s news includes information about social mobility through education, and education savings.

These US States Are Trying to Level the Field for Disadvantaged Students
What It’s Worth. June 2, 2017.

Program gives students university head start
Thunder Bay News Watch. June 2, 2017.

McMaster working with community to help Hamilton youth find pathways to post-secondary education
Daily news. McMaster University. June 5, 2017.

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN): Hope for First Nations Education
Nation Talk. May 30, 2017.

Special Notice

This month, the Government of Canada has provided the Canada Learning Bond to the one millionth child in a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). To highlight this important milestone, as well as promote the benefits of using RESPs to save for postsecondary education, the Department will be making use of its social media platforms in the coming weeks to help raise awareness of the Canada Learning Bond. Below are links to the messages that have been tweeted to date.

EN: https://twitter.com/Jobs_Emplois/status/867807905583685632
FR: https://twitter.com/Jobs_Emplois/status/867807925661822977

We encourage you to share these with your networks.

Pierre Labbée
Manager, Canada Education Savings Program
Employment and Social Development Canada


Ce mois-ci, le millionième enfant a reçu du gouvernement du Canada, le Bon d’études canadien, dans un régime enregistré d’épargne-études (REEE). Pour souligner cet important jalon et promouvoir les avantages d’utiliser des REEE pour épargner en vue des études postsecondaires, le ministère utilisera ses plate-formes de médias sociaux au cours des prochaines semaines pour aider à mieux faire connaître le Bon d’études canadien. Voici les liens vers les gazouillis qui ont été partagés à ce jour :

EN: https://twitter.com/Jobs_Emplois/status/867807905583685632
FR: https://twitter.com/Jobs_Emplois/status/867807925661822977

Nous vous encourageons à partager ces gazouillis avec vos réseaux.

Pierre Labbée
Gestionnaire, Programme canadien pour l’épargne études
Emploi et Développement Social Canada

IN THE NEWS: June 2, 2017

Today’s news includes information about access to education, and post secondary tuition.

Students’ Concerns Over High Cost Of Post-Secondary Echoed In Government Study On Poverty Reduction
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. June 2, 2017.

Ten things we learned about Canadians and their money
Maclean’s Magazine. June 1, 2017.

A net tuition bill should land a bigger catch
Times Higher Education. June 1, 2017.

Grants available for promotion to parents – focus on post-secondary

Ontario Council for Technology Education. June 2017.

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