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Help us make saving for education easier

This event has been rescheduled – please see below for the new dates and times.

Have you looked into opening a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to access the Canada Learning Bond or Canada Education Savings Grant but weren’t able to?

Have you opened a RESP and have ideas on how the process could be improved?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Momentum’s Public Policy Team wants to help make it easier for families to save for post-secondary education.

Please join us for a participatory workshop to help us design a better way for parents and guardians to build education savings for the children in their lives. Space is limited to 12 participants in each workshop. Participants will receive a $40 grocery gift card.

Who: Parents and guardians who have explored opening a RESP, or have opened a RESP account between 2017-2020.

What: 90-minute Online Workshop – Designing Better Education Savings Accounts

Where: Zoom meeting platform
You will need an internet connection to participate. Sharing your ideas will be easiest from a laptop or desktop computer.

When: The original August workshop dates have been rescheduled. Here are the new dates and registration links:

  1. Wednesday, September 16, 6:00-7:30pm MDT (8:00pm- 9:30 EDT)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/designing-better-education-savings-accounts-sept-16-tickets-118051155183

  1. Thursday, September 17, 1:00pm–2:30 MDT (3:00-4:30pm EDT)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/designing-better-education-savings-accounts-sept-17-tickets-118065947427

Why: More than half of children in Canada who are eligible for education savings grants and bonds from the federal government do not have RESP accounts set up to access them. We want parents and guardians to help us design alternatives to the current education savings model which we will then propose to the Government of Canada.

Thank you for supporting our work!

The Public Policy and Financial Empowerment teams at Momentum

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Kelly Dowdell, Policy and Research Specialist at Momentum: publicpolicy@mometum.org

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