Canada Learning Bond

Start your child’s education with FREE MONEY

The Canada Learning Bond is a government payment that’s deposited right into Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for children. Parents do not have to make payments toward the Educational Savings Plan for children to qualify for the Bond.  If your child was born on January 1, 2004 or after, and you are eligible for the National Child Benefit Supplement, your child could receive up to $2,000 from the government. SmartSAVER has joined with RESP providers across Canada to assist parents to set up RESP’s for their children. To qualify for this program children must have a birth certificate and social insurance number and reside in Canada. To find out more about this program check out SmartSAVER.

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Free Backpacks and School Supplies

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Does your child need a new backpack and school supplies to return to school in September? The United Way of Bruce Grey are helping families with the high cost of going back to school by providing free backpacks and school supplies!! Having proper school supplies ensures that students start the school year with the tools they need, feeling prepared and ready to learn. Please contact 2-1-1 by July 31st, 2015 to apply for school supplies. You will be asked for your name, telephone number and the ages of children in your family.

The Backwards Brain Bicycle

The “backwards brain bicycle” is an entertaining video. Destin, of YouTube channel Smarter Every Day demonstrates that knowledge does not equal understanding.  The unique bike turns right when you turn left, left when you turn right. Destin son learns to ride the bicycle much quicker than he does, validating for Destin that children have more neural plasticity. Destin remarks that this may be why the greatest time to learn a language is as a child!