Financial Assistance
99 Regina St. S.
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 4G6

Phone: 519-883-2100
TTY: 519-575-4608
Fax: 519-883-2331

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What is the Canada Learning Bond (CLB)?

  • A Federal education grant - up to $2000 in education funds for eligible children.
  • Currently, only 1 in 5 children who are eligible are accessing this grant.

How to get it:

  • Visit Service Canada to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for yourself and your child.
  • Open a Registered Education Saving Plan (RESP) and ask to be registered for the CLB. There are no-cost, no contribution RESP options. Visit to apply online, or ask at your bank.
  • The Government of Canada will deposit $500 into the RESP right away, and an additional $100 every year your child is eligible until age 15.

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