Help us make education accessible to everyone

Our mission is to enable a brighter future for everyone in Canada through access to post-secondary education.

The education gap in Canada

Post-secondary education is critical in breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Canadians with a post-secondary education earn 15-62% more in income than their peers without.

But access to education is largely dependent on family wealth. Only 40% of families in the bottom 20% in Canada have savings set aside for post-secondary studies, compared to 83% of families in the top 20%.

What is the Canada Learning Bond?

  • Absolutely free - The Canadian government gives $500-$2,000 per child to help families save for post-secondary education.

  • Low barrier - No personal contributions to an RESP are required to receive CLB, and receiving CLB won'’t impact any other benefits your child or family receives.

  • Widely available - If your child was born on or after January 1, 2004, has a valid Social Insurance Number, and receives the Canada Child Benefit, they’re eligible for CLB.

So far, we have helped over 2,700 kids receive over $2.2 million in Canada Learning Bond.

Board of Directors

  • Sue Gillespie

    Sue Gillespie

    President and CEO, Pathways to Education

  • Aliza Lakhani

    Aliza Lakhani

    Dean and CEO, Northeastern University Toronto

  • Michael Katchen

    Michael Katchen

    Co-founder & CEO, Wealthsimple

Our partners

Interested in partnering with us? Email info@wealthsimplefoundation.com

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Thanks for helping us make education accessible to everyone.