by Marg Beach, Director of Systemic Change, SSVP Brant
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Brant celebrated National Education Savings Week by hosting a Canada Learning Bond sign up event at our Thrift Store on Nov. 23rd, 2019. The Canada Learning Bond provides up to $2,000 in education savings funds for each eligible child.
The sign up event was attended by 48 families. They were provided with information regarding the Canada Learning Bond and were then assisted in accessing these free funds. As a result, up to $178,000 will be made available to 89 children in our community for their post-secondary education (university, college, trade school or apprenticeships).
Our thanks are extended to students from Assumption College who supervised and entertained children during the event.