Education

Jack - first day wide smile

By Edyta McKay

I can definitely say I’m breathing a big sigh of relief knowing that back to school week is finally in the books and we have started to feel some sort of a routine kicking in.

Although I’ll admit it was relatively pain free for our little guy who started his new adventure in JK. 

Mother and daughter

"Eligible BC children will have more money to help pay for college, university or other training programs.”

It’s an exciting time for families in British Columbia (BC) who now have an opportunity to access $1,200 in grant money to help their children’s dreams for the future come true with a Registered Educations Savings Plan (RESP).

Family in grass

By: Marjorie Cullen

Parents across Canada will be enjoying a bit more wiggle room in their budgets this month thanks to an increase in the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). 

The UCCB program is not only being extended to include children ages 6 through 17 but will also see an increase of $60/month per child for those who were already enjoying the  benefit.

mother reading to child
Imagine if someone promised your child $800 to help fund their education but it was taken away? That’s what happened with the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) grant and Alberta parents are concerned about it. We had Leger conduct a survey and the results tell us an important story about how families in Alberta want the NDP to bring back the RESP grant.

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