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Apr 02

Canada Learning Bond Blitz on to Raise Awareness of Free Education Funding for Low Income Families

The Halton Poverty Roundtable, backed by a committed group of “frontline” partners, has begun a 60-day promotional blitz to double the percentage of eligible youth currently signed up for free post-secondary education funding.

Of more than 22,000 eligible children in the region, only 8,500 have signed up for the Canada Learning Bond (CLB), which represents a 35 per cent sign-up rate, said Michael Shaen, HPRT’s director of community development, at the launch of a second awareness campaign held Tuesday morning at the Oakville YMCA.

Although the Halton sign-up rate is seven points higher than the national rate, the coalition of community organizations, known as Smart Start Halton, is determined to double that figure to 70 per cent by the end of 2015.

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Read the full article on Inside Halton

Click here to read Smart Start Halton’s  Media Release: SSH 2.0 Media Release