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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.

Charmaine Holland with friends playing Rummy

Charmaine Holland wants to make a difference in the world.   The 19 year old’s lifelong dream is to become a geriatric doctor. 

Her desire to make a positive contribution to the elderly was evident even in high school when she started an organization in the Niagara Region called, “Wise Souls, Young Spirits".  The program connects youth with seniors at a local retirement home. 

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Martha Turner is Vice President, Marketing at CST Consultants Inc.  

She is also a CST client and shares her personal story of reaching a momentous milestone, helping to make her daughter's dreams come true.  

Writing a Test

A parent’s foresight can have such an impact on a child’s future opportunities. After receiving an eBirthday card for her son from CST this past month, one such parent, Jill Everett-Young, mother of Joseph (Joey), describes that moment that her decisions changed both of her sons’ lives in her own words:

Students Studying on Campus Grounds

I remember the feeling well. It was a mixture of excitement and nervousness as I drove our daughter in a van loaded with everything she needed for her first year in residence at Carleton University. Have we done everything to prepare her for a university education? Will she be up to the challenge of living away from home for the first time? Did we really remember to pack everything that she will need?

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