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VIU and Kw'umut Lelum Partner to Sign Up 20 Children in Care to Canada Learning Bond


Twenty Aboriginal children in care under the guardianship of Nanaimo-based Kw’umut Lelum Child and Family Services will receive up to $2,000 for their future post-secondary education through the Canada Learning Bond program. Kw’umut Lelum partnered with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to register the children for the federal program that exists to help eligible families save for the future costs of children’s post-secondary education.

VIU’s Canada Learning Bond coordinator Rolanda Murray is also working with Kw’umut Lelum and many other regional families and organizations to ensure they access funds available through the BC Training and Education Savings Program (BCTESP), which will contribute up to $1,200 to eligible children who are residents of BC and born in 2007 or later. Eligible families or organizations acting on behalf of children in care can access this new program for the first time in August.

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