Government of Canada Provides Funding for Children of the Street Society

Government of Canada Provides Funding for Children of the Street Society

Funding to help organization provide support to families of youth victimized by sexual exploitation and human trafficking


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Feb. 11, 2015 – Department of Justice Canada Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $106,595 in funding for the Children of the Street Society for its project "Working Together to Support Victims and Families of Sexual Exploitation." Minister MacKay was joined by Minister of National Revenue and MP for Delta-Richmond-East Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay.


The funding will be used by the Children of the Street Society to develop a resource toolkit specifically designed to assist the parents and caregivers of youth who have been victimized by sexual exploitation and human trafficking.


The toolkit will further advance the organization's efforts in increasing the knowledge among parents/caregivers about the impacts of these crimes, and about the services, assistance and laws in place to respond to the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of youth. The organization will also use the funding to continue their ongoing work of providing information, resources and referrals to families and service providers.


Quick Facts


– The mission of Children of the Street Society is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth, while offering support to families.
– The funding is being provided as follows:


2014-15: $56,437
2015-16: $50,158
Total: $106,595

BC Government affirms Grant for RESP

BC Government affirms Grant for RESP

 

Aug 13,2013 | http://www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca | Vancover-BC

BC Government affirms Grant for RESP  is a new grant from the BC government will give $1,200 to children under seven if they have an RESP (registered education savings plan).

The program is called the BC Training and Education Savings Grant, and the government’s commitment to it was reaffirmed in the latest provincial budget.

“With the passing budget,” explained Peter Fassbender, minister of education, “we are ensuring that this money remains available for parents to save, not for the government to spend.”

All children born after January 1, 2007 who are BC residents are eligible. Parents must make an RESP for their children before their seventh birthday. When children turn six, the family must apply for the grant through their RESP provider. If the child is already six, the application will be done at the same time the RESP is opened.

The province is working with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to implement the program, and the process is expected to take between 18 to 24 months. Once the program is in place, parents whose child is already six will receive a notice to apply for the grant.

The program aims to emphasize the importance of planning and saving early for a child’s post-secondary education.

An RESP is a special account where money can be saved for a child’s education tax-free. Money invested grows over time, and the account structure makes it easier for other family members to contribute.

The new grant replaces the Children’s Education Fund, which invested $1,000 for each child born in and after 2007. These invested funds will be put toward the grants

If the child ends up not pursuing post-secondary education after they graduate, the grant is returned to the government.

For more information on the BC Training and Education Savings Grant, please contact the BC Ministry of Education from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PDT).

Telephone:1-888-879-1166