Manitoba Child Benefit Program – Monthly financial assistance is provided to low-income families who are NOT on EIA. Help is also provided with some of the costs of children’s prescription eyeglasses. Apply online or contact 1-800-563-8793.
Healthy Baby Program – A two-part program that supports pregnant women, new parents and their babies through:
Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care – Provides help in paying eligible day care costs for low-income parents. Apply online for the subsidy or call 204-945-0286 (in Winnipeg); toll-free 1-877-587-6224 or email email@example.com.
Canada Education Savings Program (CESP) - The Government of Canada can help you save for your child's education after high school by putting money into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) that can be used to pay for expenses related to full-time or part-time studies in a trade school, CEGEP, college, university or in an apprenticeship program. Opening an RESP is more than just building savings; studies indicate that an RESP can help strengthen a child's aspirations of pursuing and completing a higher education.
Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) - The Government of Canada offers a basic amount of 20% on the first $2,500 in annual personal contributions to an RESP. Additional amounts of CESG of 10% and 20% on the first $500 of annual personal contributions into an RESP are also available for children from middle- and low-income families.
Canada Learning Bond (CLB) - If your child is born after 2004, they may be eligible to receive an initial payment of $500 in an RESP plus additional payments of $100 every year of eligibility, up to age 15, for a maximum of $2,000 to children from low-income families. No personal RESP contributions are required to receive the CLB. Canadians who get the skills and training they need are more likely to get a good job. The CLB will help Canadian youth reach their full potential.
Additional information about the Canada Education Savings Programs
Child Disability Tax Credit - A tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
Macdonald Youth Services - The Family Navigator Program helps guide families through the numerous therapeutic services available to youth aged 13 to 24. Details are available - whether you are a parent, caregiver, or young person - in their brochure and poster.
Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) - A non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY is non-judgmental and non-partisan, employing a harm reduction approach. Call 204-783-5617 or visit 125 Sherbrook Street or email firstname.lastname@example.org.