Financial Counselling & Literacy
CLB Champions' Network: Education Savings Incentives Resource Page!

This interactive space is designed to enable communication and information sharing within the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Champions' Network and with other community partners and stakeholders whose members play important roles in promoting the benefits of early savings for a child’s post-secondary education in RESP, particularly the Canada Learning Bond. If you are interested in becoming a CLB Champion or have questions please email the Canada Education Savings Program (CESP) Outreach Team.

  • Podcasts from Proliteracy regarding planning for postsecondary education which includes information on registered education savings plans (RESP), and the education savings incentives;
  • The Canada Learning Bond brochures in 6 Indigenous languages which are also available at canada.ca;
  • “Just the facts”: a series of financial topics to help Canadians learn the basics of managing their money, from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA). This includes fact sheets on RESPs and education savings incentives such as the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant.

Prosper Canada Learning Hub - a variety of resources to support practitioners, policy-makers, funders, and advocates working to advance the field of financial empowerment. Prosper Canada has collected and curated training materials, research reports, webinars and other resources oriented towards programs and research that build and support financial well-being.

  • Neighbourhood Financial Health Index (NFHI) - the first of its kind in Canada, this index enables users to see how well individual neighbourhoods are doing when it comes to household financial health. It was developed by the Canadian Council on Social Development and Prosper Canada, with support from others (Acknowledgements).

Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS) – a free, non-profit, United Way and Government of Manitoba funded agency providing counselling, education, and options for accessing resources, managing income, debt, and navigating the financial systems that affect your daily life. Call 1-888-573-2383.

SEED Winnipeg - Living on a low income? Access to Benefits (A to B) program at SEED Winnipeg helps individuals living on a low income to:

To book an appointment call SEED at 204-927-9945 in Winnipeg, or email atob@seedwinnipeg.ca, or visit seedwinnipeg.ca.

Manitoba Financial Services Agency - provides education programs about investing basics, child savings, women's programs, real estate, insurance and other information.

Manitoba Financial Literacy Resource - provides an inventory of existing financial literacy programs and services from various Manitoba government departments, agencies, and provincially funded community organizations.

Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba - Financial Literacy Program provides information to help you find a chartered professional accountant to help you with your personal financial affairs.

Canada Money and Finances - Once you have your benefit return in hand, it's important to effectively manage your money. This Government of Canada resource includes information about your financial rights and responsibilities, budgeting, and saving.

Credit Counselling- a 211 Manitoba listing of credit counselling services in Manitoba.

Community Unemployed Help Centre - provides information and help with Employment Insurance (EI) or Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) problems. Call 204-942-6556 in Winnipeg (toll free 1-866-942-6556) or email cuhc@cuhc.mb.ca.

Online Personal Budgeting Webinars

MyMoneyCoach.ca and the Credit Counselling Society hosts free Online Money Management, Personal Budgeting and Credit Education Courses, Workshops & Webinars. Attend live, interactive online budgeting workshops for free from the convenience of your home computer. See Webinar Schedule.


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