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Government Financial Support for Children and Youth

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)

Directed by the Ministry, we establish RESPs for eligible children and youth with the purpose of supporting their post-secondary education.

Ontario Child Benefit equivalent (OCBe)

OCBe is a funding enhancement introduced by the government that provides a range of positive and supportive experiences for our children to help ensure a smoother transition into adulthood.

OCBe benefits include:

Provides children and youth in care (0-17 years old) the opportunities to participate in recreational, educational, cultural, and social activities.

Provides youth in care who are 15-17 years old with the benefit of a savings program that a youth receives once they turn 18. In order to access these savings, youth are required to obtain financial literacy training to help them budget and manage their money.

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