Apply for Financial Assistance

We provide financial help to eligible families to assist with the costs of:

Free Education Money

You could get up to $2,000 for your child's Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) with a Canada Learning Bond.

Apply for the Canada Learning Bond

Education Savings Week is Nov. 19 to 25

Niagara Region and our community partners have organized sign-up events across Niagara to help you register your child for a Canada Learning Bond.

Bring your identity documents and Social Insurance Numbers for yourself and your child. You may be able to open an RESP and apply for the Canada Learning Bond for your child while you are there.

Sign-up Events
City / Town Date Time Address
Beamsville Nov. 21 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Care of West Niagara
4309 Central Ave.
Fort Erie Nov. 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Bridges Community Health Centre
1485 Garrison Rd.
Grimsby Nov. 21 2 to 4 p.m.

Grimsby Benevolent Fund Food Bank
40 Elm St.

Niagara Falls Nov. 20 to 24 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Project S.H.A.R.E.
2-4129 Stanley Ave.
Port Colborne Nov. 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Bridges Community Health Centre
380 Elm St.
St. Catharines Nov. 20 1:30 to 3:30 pm Ontario Early Years Centre
YMCA of Niagara
25 YMCA Dr.
St. Catharines Nov. 23 1:30 to 3:30 pm Ontario Early Years Centre
YMCA of Niagara 25 YMCA Drive
St. Catharines Nov. 24 10 a.m. to 2 p.m INCommunities
235 Martindale Road Unit #10
St. Catharines Nov. 20 to 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Education Foundation of Niagara
District School Board of Niagara
DSBN Academy, 2nd Floor 130 Louth St.
St. Catharines Nov. 20 to 24 9 a.m. to noon
1 to 4 p.m.
Closes at noon on Nov. 24
Bethlehem Housing Early Learning Centre
58 Welland Ave.
St. Catharines Nov. 20 to 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Niagara Centre for Independent Living
122 Queenston St.
Thorold Nov. 20 to 24 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early Childhood Community Development Centre
3340 Schmon Pkwy.
Wainfleet Nov. 22 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meridian Credit Union
31885 Highway 3
Welland Nov. 21 10 a.m. to noon Strive Niagara
285 East Main St.
Welland Nov. 20 to 24 9 a.m. to noon
1 to 3 p.m.
ACW Child Care / Early Learning - Kids World
150 Plymouth Rd.

Get a Social Insurance Number

If you don't have a Social Insurance Number for you or your child, Service Canada will be at the following locations to help.

Sign-up Events
City / Town Date Time Address
Beamsville Nov. 21 1 to 3 p.m. Community Care of West Niagara
4309 Central Ave.
Fort Erie Nov. 24 9 a.m. to noon

Job Gym
469 Central Ave.

Grimsby Nov. 22 10 a.m. to noon

Grimsby Library
18 Carnegie Lane

Port Colborne Nov. 20 1 to 4 p.m. Port Colborne Library
310 King St.
Smithville Nov. 22 1 to 3 p.m. West Lincoln Library
318 Canborough St.
Thorold Nov. 23 9 a.m. to noon Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Campbell East
Welland Nov. 23 1 to 4 p.m. Employment Solutions
Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St.

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