Education can create the foundations (assets) for preventing or pulling onself out of poverty. The Canada Learning Bond is a program by the federal government of Canada that seeks to promote children achieving high school graduation and successfully attaining post-secondary education. However, 2/3 of eligible families are currently not receiving the money they are entitled to.
In this webinar with Joe March, SmartSAVER; Lora Pesant, Momentum; and special guest Jason Fuith, City of Winnipeg, we go over what opportunities the Canada Learning Bond presents families and communities to reduce poverty; we look at the challenges low-income families face in accessing the bond; and present tools for agencies and communities to use to help faciliate more families receiving the kickstart money.
Watch the recording here.