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.

College and Career Preparation

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Pathways is a FREE Employment Preparation program offered by Georgian College at the Owen Sound Campus. The Pathways curriculum is designed to assist individuals exploring the possibility of going back to school or students who need to develop employment skills. The goal of the Pathways program is
to help students to find the confidence and skills needed to become more employable. The course is held two days per week for eight weeks making it a comfortable setting for students to ease into an academic environment. The program is divided into three areas: Professional Development, Computer Skills, and
Workplace Math. This opportunity is available to individuals that are 19 years or older and who meet eligibility requirements. The spring session of Pathways starts May 4 and ends June 24, 2015. For more information about the program contact the Academic Pathways Liaison, Julie Gruetzman at (519)376-0840 ext. 2406

Adult English as a Second Language Groups

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Would you like to improve your English conversation skills?
Joining an English as a Second Language group is a fantastic way to improve your English skills. Connecting with an ESL group is also a wonderful way to meet people living in your community that are newcomers to Canada. Here is a list of some of the FREE English as Second Language groups meeting in Bruce and Grey.

Bruce County English 101 Port Elgin and Kincardine call Steve at 519-389-2302 to register
Hanover ESL Cafe contact 519-364-1420 or visit Hanover library for more information
Owen Sound ESL Group contact the Adult Learning Centre 519-346-6623 ext. 3 to register