Achieving Potential

Rose Tobacco-Olsen, winner of CST’s I Will Succeed Award

It’s incredibly inspiring when a child grows to recognize what they are truly capable of and starts to believe in their potential.

CST’s partnership with Career Trek in Manitoba aims to help children and families along that journey.

Career Trek is a not-for-profit organization which helps young people discover the importance of education and career development, by offering hands-on experience with various jobs.

By joining forces, the CST and Career trek program is raising awareness of the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) and the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG).  In collaboration with Career Trek, we have created an Education Savings Coordinator position to connect with parents and children to promote Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and the CLB. 

Providing families with information about government grants offered through the CLB and RESPs, lets parents know they can help their children’s dreams come true. It’s an opportunity for children to believe in their potential and aspire to higher learning.  

The program has reached more than 300 families to date.

It also helps students reach their goals with the “I Will Succeed Award”;  a $1,000 CST RESP given to a Career Trek student, who has shown great potential to succeed in their post-secondary education and future career aspirations. 

Rose Tobacco-Olson, is one of the award recipients who as a child grew up in an impoverished Winnipeg neighbourhood.  “I think it’s very important…especially if you live in any area like the North End.”   

Rose is now studying Human Rights and Political Science and has dreams of becoming an international human rights lawyer.

Learn more about Rose’s story here.