Canada Learning Bond

Did you know you can get free money for school after high school?

Did you know you can get FREE MONEY for school after high school?

The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is FREE money that the Government adds to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) for children from low-income families. This money helps to pay the costs of a child’s full- or part-time studies after high school and can be used for:

  • apprenticeship programs and trade schools
  • CEGEPs
  • colleges and universities

No personal contributions to an RESP are required to receive the CLB. You just have to open an RESP account at a bank (no fees) and then apply for it.


 

How much a child could get:

The Government of Canada contributes up to $2,000 to an RESP for an eligible child. This includes:

  • $500 for the first year of eligibility
  • $100 each year the child continues to be eligible (up to and including the benefit year in which they turn 15)

 

Child eligibility:

A child is eligible for the FREE CLB money if they:

Request the CLB on behalf of an eligible child when you open a Registered Education Saving Plan at a bank.

Don’t forget! Regardless of income, open an RESP for your kids and receive more free money from the Canada Education Savings Program.

Youth! We will pay you $100 to make a meme/tik tok or gif about the CLB!

CAOS is looking for funny and appropriate content directed toward Indigenous and new-immigrant youth. Help spread the word about getting free money for education after high school, and get paid $100!  Learn more>>

Now you can finally learn Blackfoot Language in the comfort of your own home.

F.P. Walshe Grade 9 students created animated videos with CAOS and Artistic Director Xstine Cook.  This project was funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada Learning Bond Program

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CAOS acknowledges all First Nations, Metis, Inuit, status and non, as caretakers of Turtle Island, and is grateful to the Blackfoot - Kainai, Sikiska, Piikiani Nations, the Dene - Tsuutina Nation, and the Nakota -Welsey, Chiniki, Bearspaw Nations for their patience and guidance as we understand Treaty relationships.

CAOS is based in the city of Calgary, also known as Moh-kins-tsis (“Elbow” in Blackfoot), Winsheesh-pah (“Elbow” in Stoney), Otos-kwunee (“Elbow” in Cree), Kootsisaw (“Elbow” in T’suu T’ina), and Klincho-tinay-indihay (“Horse Town” in Slavey).

The Elbow River gets its name from the distinctive "crook" as it flows towards the Bow River, which gets its name from the reeds that grew along its banks, which local First Nations used to make bows.