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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.


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Planning for School
CanLearn is the only online resource that can give kids information to decide what and where to study, and how to cover the costs.
The Association of Colleges & Universities of Canada represents 92 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. Find out about all of them & their programs here.

Saving for School - More information on Registered Education Savings Plans & Grants

Read on their website.

There is a wealth of information & downloadable pamphlets (in multiple languages)on Human Resources and Social Development Canada'sResources section of this website.

The Building Futures Network website provides you with valuable information on saving for your child's education and money saving tips.


Paying for School
Discover CanLearn's online calculators & resources.

Scholarships Canada has an extensive database where students can find information about scholarships, student awards, bursaries, grants and more.
Student Awards is a scholarship search service for information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.

Canada Access Grant for Students from Low-Income Families
This grant is available to first-time students from low-income families enrolled in their first year at any designated post-secondary educational institution, in a program of at least two years that leads to a certificate, diploma or degree. The grant is offered in all provinces and territories with the exception of Quebec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, which do not participate in the Canada Student Loans Program.

Canada Study Grant for High-Need Part-Time Students
This grant is awarded to part-time students who demonstrate financial need in excess of established loan amounts.

Money, Finances, Banking, Credit & Savings
Learn all the basics & get the tools you need
Find the tools families need to learn about financial products and services and shop around from the comfort of home.

The Canadian Bankers Association has many resources for individuals on their website, including information on banking basics, saving and investing, and protecting yourself from fraud.
The Money Belt is the gateway to financial learning for youth. Here they can build their knowledge and confidence in handling finances and situations involving decisions about money.

Getting a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Download an application form and learn more about SIN cards on Service Canada's website.

Government and agency websites

Human Resources & Social Development Canada's Learning Programs help Canadians learn and improve their skills by providing financial assistance and information.

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) can give individuals more information about RESPs and banking.

Special programs in your province or territory


Alberta Centennial Education Savings Plan (ACES)

Alberta Learning Information Service

Advancing Futures

British Columbia

Student Aid BC



Manitoba Student Aid


Student Financial Services

$2,000 Benefit for First Year Students

Newfoundland & Labrador

Student Financial Assistance

Northwest Territories

Department of Education, Culture & Employment

Student Assistance




Ontario Student Assistance Program

Prince Edward Island

Student Loans, Grants & Community Service Bursaries


Aide financière aux études




Financial Assistance Program