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 9, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about financial literacy and post secondary education from various news sources including the Alberta Daily Herald Tribune, the Stony Plain Reporter, and the National Post.


Students bank on new program. Alberta Daily Herald Tribune, March 1, 2016
“It just gives them an opportunity to get a real world experience with the job aspect, a little bit of financial literacy, and most importantly a good …


Breaking down barriers. Stony Plain Reporter, March 4, 2016
“It’s… working with governments, ensuring that we have culturally appropriate financial literacy tools… and ensuring that the communities themselves …

Andrew Coyne: Instead of offering free tuition for some, change when and how all students pay for university. National Post, March 8, 2016
The government of Ontario went to some effort to showcase its planned Ontario Student Grant in…

Summer job prospects for New Brunswick students unclear despite funding. CBC News, March 4, 2016
Federal funding for student jobs has doubled this year, but some municipal, university jobs cut back.

Ontario supports Native education efforts. The Hamilton Spectator, March 7, 2016
Gregory Phillips is one of the lucky ones. He has a chance at an education and career, something more than half of his peers on Six Nations are denied…

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IN THE NEWS: March 8, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about poverty, access to education, and youth, from various news sources including the Globe and Mail, the Sackville Tribune Post, and the Toronto Star.


Is the fix for poverty as simple as a cheque in the mail? NOW Magazine. March 7, 2016

Duclos told the Globe and Mail last month that he’s interested in making basic income a part of his poverty-reduction mandate. There’s an economic …

Low-income families struggle to feed their kids healthy foods as prices riseGlobe and Mail. February 19, 2016

Rising grocery prices in Canada have renewed calls for a national food policy as concerns over the number of Canadians living in so-called food-insecure households grows.


Mount Allison set to host second indigenous conferenceSackville Tribune Post. March 7, 2016

Indigenous author Blair Stonechild will read from his book, The New Buffalo: The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada on …

Guidance counsellors ‘missing completely’ from most elementary schools: ReportToronto Star. March 7, 2016

Guidance counsellors are non-existent in most Ontario elementary schools at a time when they are supposed to be helping with mental health and other key initiatives for students…


2016 Youth Transitions Survey: Early Results. Fostering Change initiative, Vancouver Foundation. March 2016

Fostering Change is pleased to release early results from our 2016 Youth Transitions Survey – a public opinion survey of perceptions among British Columbians towards youth in and from government care.

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