‘Not so Easy to Navigate’ A Report on the Complex Array of Income Security Programs and Educational Planning for Children in Care in Ontario

Report
Canadian CW research
Authors

John Stapleton
Anne Tweddle

Source
The Laidlaw Foundation: Toronto, ON.
Abstract

There are almost three million children in Ontario. Most of them live with their families, who receive federal and provincial child benefits until the child reaches 18. Many of these families save for their child’s postsecondary education through Registered Education Savings Plans. The system of child-based benefits is complex and often difficult to navigate. The system of educationbased benefits is not well understood.