February 27, 2018 - "Building on Budget 2017 measures, the Government of Canada is working with the Province of Ontario to integrate RESP referrals into the Ontario online birth registration service." - Equality Growth - A Strong Middle Class, Budget 2018-2019, p.60 - Government of Canada
January 17, 2018 - Funding: Call for Concepts to Increase awareness and take-up of the Canada Learning Bond. Employment and Social Development Canada is contracting-out concept development to promote this program - Employment and Social Development Canada
December 02, 2017 - "Federal officials have tried for years, with only limited success, to boost take-up of the Canada Learning Bond, which gives up to $2,000 to a registered education savings plan (RESP) for eligible children." - Federal government to spend millions on increasing take-up of education benefits for low-income families - The Star
July 27, 2017 - "Recommendations:
Explore ways for funds to more effectively reach families with the greatest need for assistance and encouragement to save for their children’s future PSE.
Complement outreach efforts on promoting awareness with promoting understanding of the CESP savings incentives in order to support increased participation among all Canadian families." - Canada Education Savings Program: Summative Evaluation Report - Employment and Social Development Canada
March 22, 2017 - "To help more low-income families benefit from the Canada Learning Bond, Budget 2017 proposes to reallocate $12.5 million over six years, starting in 2017–18, from Employment and Social Development Canada’s existing resources to launch a pilot project. Working with community organizations and businesses, the pilot project will explore new ways to increase awareness of the program and reduce barriers to access" - Building a strong middle class, Budget 2017-2018, p.62 - Government of Canada
"We are working with the City of Toronto to design behaviourally-informed interventions to increase uptake of the CLB." - Impact Canada. The Canada Learning Bond - Government of Canada