FAIR Canada encourages Canadians to check out www.smartsaver.org for useful tips and information about how to start a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and obtain government money for their children’s post-secondary education. The SmartSAVER website provides clear, unbiased information about RESPs in 16 different languages. It gives Canadians tools and links to useful information, including:
- an easy-to-follow chart comparing RESPs at ten different financial institutions,
- a short video that introduces consumers to RESPs,
- clear information about the Canada Learning Bond prepared by five different financial institutions, and
- personal stories about how families are using RESPs and government grants to help their children achieve their educational goals.
The website compiles information put together by SmartSAVER, a non-profit community project, sponsored by the Government of Canada and the OMEGA Foundation, with assistance from foundations, community partners and RESP providers.
See www.smartsaver.org for further information.