You may be eligible for other benefits in addition to the monthly Canada Child Tax Benefit:
Canada Education Savings Program (CESP) - The CESP provides savings incentives to encourage saving for your child’s education. Programs include:
- Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
- "You can get up to $2,000 in free education money...REALLY! All you have to do is open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). You don't have to put any of your money into the plan to get this money from the Government of Canada. When you open an RESP, the Government will deposit $500 right away and could deposit up to $1,500 more by the time your child is 15. That's up to $2,000 for your child’s education after high school." (SmartSaver)
- RESP infographics poster from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) [English] [French]
- Canada Education Savings Grant and Canada Learning Bond (CLB)
- Summary - Saving for Education: A Little Goes a Long Way [English] [French] - from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- CLB infographics poster - Save for Their Future: from ESDC 8-1/2" x 14" [English] [French] and 8-1/2" x 11" [English] [French]
- Other - Social media [English and French] - Facebook, Twitter, and video links from ESDC providing additional information on setting up RESPs and Canada Learning Bonds.
Register a Manitoba birth - Vital Statistics Agency provides information on how to obtain a birth certificate and social insurance number for your child, as well as how to apply for the Canada Child Benefit.
Access to Benefits program at SEED Winnipeg Inc. – Living on a low income? SEED Winnipeg can help you:
- Get information about government benefits and apply for benefits you qualify for
- Open an RESP and get money for your children’s education
- Get the ID needed to access benefits
- Open bank accounts and file income tax returns
To book an appointment call 204-927-9945 in Winnipeg or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manitoba Child Benefit Program – This program provides a small amount of monthly financial assistance to low income families who are NOT on EIA, and also provides help with some of the costs of children’s prescription eyeglasses. Contact 1-800-563-8793 or download an application at: EIA Manitoba Child Benefit
Healthy Baby Program – This is a two-part program that supports pregnant women, new parents and their babies through:
- The Manitoba Prenatal Benefit – a financial benefit that helps women buy healthy food while they are pregnant. You must be pregnant, live in Manitoba and have a family income of less than $32,000 to qualify.
- Healthy Baby Community Support Programs – offer free drop-in groups for pregnant women and their partners and parents with babies under the age of one where you learn about taking care of yourself and your baby. Snacks provided. Go to Healthy Child Manitoba or call 204-945-1301 in Winnipeg or toll-free at 1-888-848-0140 elsewhere.
Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care – for help in paying eligible day care costs for low-income parents. Call 1-877-587-6224 for subsidy information services or get an online application at Manitoba Early Learning Child Care.
Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) is 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. Visit Resource Assistance for Youth at 125 Sherbrook Street or call 204-783-5617 or email email@example.com.