RESP

Sports, scholarships and the importance of saving for the future

By: Veronica Torres


I can’t accurately describe who I am without talking about sports. Soccer has played such an important role in my life, and is more than just a hobby. For me, soccer has been formative – it has shaped my character, exposed me to new experiences, and opened doors to numerous opportunities.

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.

CST Graduate Scholarship Award winner Sam Tanenbaum

As a young child, Sam Tanenbaum had nearly everyone fooled.

“When I was in grade two, I had the vocabulary of someone who was in grade 10.  I could use words, speak and tell you rhymes and ‘read’ you books - but I wasn’t actually reading,” Sam explained.

"I have a non-verbal learning disability and I’m proud to say I am Dyslexic." 

The rising costs of university tuition and fees

We hear it all the time.  “Tuition is expensive.”

The numbers prove it.  Statistics Canada has found in the past 10 years, the average university tuition has jumped from $4347 to $6373 - an increase of 46%!

That’s not the only post-secondary fee that’s on the rise.

Once upon a time, university was thought to be the ultimate destination in the pursuit of post-secondary education. 

That was then.  This is now.  Times have definitely changed.

These days, students have many options for higher learning.  There are more programs and schools available and over the years, Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) have changed and have become more flexible to reflect that.

What schools qualify for a CST RESP

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