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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CONTACT ACORN TO REGISTER FOR
THE CANADA LEARNING BOND
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-866-991-0025
Community members from anywhere in Canada can call ACORN to find out about, and register for, the Canada Learning Bond. ACORN will take basic information from the applicant (using SmartSAVER's portal), and connect them with a bank of their choice to set up a meeting to complete the registration process.
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 email@example.com.