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Building Education Opportunities in Canadian Child Welfare Services is a resource designed to allow social workers, parents and young people access to post secondary education financial planning information. Every child from every walk of life deserves the choice to learn.

About the Building Education Opportunities Program

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All children and youth should have a full and rewarding life. They should feel hope about their future. Their dreams for what they want to do when they grow up should not be determined only by what they think they can afford.

The Government of Canada believes so strongly in learning that it will provide Canadian students with free money now to help save for a child's education.

CWLC (Child Welfare League of Canada) is leading and developing a program called Building Education Opportunities in Canadian Child Welfare Services (BEO).

The key objectives are to:

CWLC is a national, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting the protection and well being of children.

Our member organizations include provincial and territorial ministries of child and family services, federal representation, child and family service agencies, as well as health, social and youth services. Our members serve over a million Canadian families each year.

The CWLC Achievement Awards were introduced in 2000 to recognize and honour individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution in child welfare in the areas of Advocacy, Research and Evaluation, Youth Leadership, Foster Parents, Children's Services and Community Service by Volunteer.