We have been working with financial institutions since 2015 to reduce barriers for families accessing financial services.
Children in Care
We signed an agreement with Metis Child, Family and Community Services in 2015 to support CLB enrollment for children in care. Already, 32 children in care now have RESPs, CLBs, birth certificates, and SINs.
We hosted a co-creation session in the community to identify how to support every child in achieving educational success.
We worked with community organizations to try out new ways to support families in the sign-up process for the CLB. These included:
Training for community staff members
A visual roadmap to guide families and staff through the process
Flexible resources for families including bus tickets and childcare
Help with getting identification and completing income taxes
Providing two full-time support workers to help enroll families
A video with stories and experiences from community members.