Durham Region: Sign up for the Canada Learning Bond at an event near you

Whitby, Ontario – Eligible residents can receive money for their child’s education after high school through the Canada Learning Bond. In recognition of Education Savings Week from November 18 to 22, the Region of Durham, in partnership with local municipalities and libraries, school boards, community agencies, Service Canada, and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), is hosting special events where residents can meet with financial institutions and sign up for this benefit.

The Canada Learning Bond is a federal grant of up to $2,000 deposited into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), to support families earning less than $47,000 per year in saving for their children’s post-secondary education. (Children qualify if they were born in 2004 or later.) No family contribution is required to receive the bond.

When and Where:

Please bring photo identification for the parent or guardian, the child’s birth certificate, and the Social Insurance Number (SIN) for the parent or guardian and the child. If the parent or guardian does not have a SIN, or if the child does not have a SIN or a birth certificate, staff will be on site to assist with the application process.

Whitby Public Library
405 Dundas Street West, Whitby
Monday, November 18, 1 to 5 p.m.
Clarington Public Library – Newcastle Branch
150 King Avenue East, Newcastle
Tuesday, November 19, 2 to 6 p.m.
Pickering Public Library
One The Esplanade, Pickering
Tuesday, November 19, 2 to 6 p.m.
Ajax Public Library
55 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax
Wednesday, November 20, 2 to 6 p.m.
Brock Community Health Centre
720 Simcoe Street, Beaverton
Thursday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McCaskill’s Mills Public School
85 Albert Street, Cannington
Thursday, November 21, 3 to 6 p.m.
Oshawa Public Library – Northview Branch
250 Beatrice Street East, Oshawa
Thursday, November 21, 2 to 6 p.m.
Lakeview Harbourside Community Room
1529 Ritson Road South, Oshawa
Friday, November 22, 1 to 5 p.m.

Note: A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is required to receive the Canada Learning Bond. Assistance with opening a RESP will be available at the event.

Eligible residents who are unable to attend these events can still open a RESP and receive the Canada Learning Bond through an organization that offers RESPs. If residents already have a RESP, they can contact the provider and request the Canada Learning Bond for their child.

For more information, please call 1-888-341-8612 or visit durham.ca.