Resources

> Worried Albertans say they want the NDP to bring back RESP grant
Calgary, AB (June 17, 2015) – Alberta parents are concerned about the elimination of the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) grant plan.
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> Canadian soccer star helps crown Canada’s education champs
Toronto, ON (June 10, 2015) – With the help of Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair, the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project announced its 2015 winners today.
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> Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings (SAGES)
SAGES helps families residing in Saskatchewan save for their children’s post-secondary education. The Government of Saskatchewan will provide a grant of 10% on contributions made since January 1, 2013 into an RESP to a maximum of $250 per child per year and a lifetime maximum of $4,500.
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> CST Scholarships and Awards: Turning today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders
CST offers a number of awards, scholarships and bursaries for qualifying students as a reflection of our passion for higher learning and commitment to making post-secondary education financially accessible to all.
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> Why a CST RESP is the perfect birthday gift?
Every year parents encourage their kids to “make a wish” when they blow out their birthday candles. Younger children wish for things like toys, their favourite food, and usually to the chagrin of their parents, a new pet (elephants and zebras being natural choices, of course). As they get older, children’s wishes begin to evolve and grow as they do. Birthday gifts can be a great way to help ensure that a child’s long-term wishes really do come true.
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> Through knowledge comes compassion
Terilyn is the 2013 winner of the CST Kenneth Le M. Carter Award, granted to one student each year who is pursuing a graduate degree and exemplifies the qualities of outstanding academic achievement and commitment to their scholastic and professional goals.
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> Today’s graduates are tomorrow’s leaders
As a reflection of our passion for higher learning and commitment to making post-secondary education financially accessible, CST offers two annual CST Scholarships in the amount of $6,000 for qualifying students.
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> Make 2014 the year of financial fitness
All too often, with life being a whirlwind of meetings, commuting, preparing meals, housecleaning, bedtime stories and carpooling to soccer practice, a family’s finances get pushed to the side. With a few simple, proactive commitments, you can enhance your family’s financial health and begin to move from financial fatigue to financial fitness!
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> Don't take grants for granted
As a tax-sheltered savings vehicle that is registered with the federal government of Canada, one of the key advantages of having an RESP is access to government education savings grants--basically, government incentives to encourage you to save towards a child's post-secondary education.
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> The ABCs of RESPs
As a parent of grandparent, helping your children and grandchildren get access to the financial resources they need to pursue a post-secondary education is high on your parenting wish-list. 
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> How to save money in university or college when you’re a student
 Even with an education savings plan in place, most young people still have to budget their money wisely during their post-secondary education years. Here are some great tips that you can share with your young scholar manage their money effectively while still enjoying the experience of higher learning.
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Simple steps to making a holiday gingerbread house with your kids
The holidays are all about spending time with family and eating delicious and decadent treats. Building a gingrbread house is a great way to combine both things together.
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> The best gift this holiday season is the gift of education
Toys, clothes, cell phones and tablets all have an expiration date, but education is forever. This holiday season, give a child the gift of education
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> From “just helping” to “just hired” – Volunteer your way to a job offer
How to navigate through this brave new world of getting your foot in the door.
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> The connection between gas prices, grades and giving back
Although getting good grades in high school has traditionally been the best way for young people to ensure that they are accepted into the post-secondary institution and program of their choice, these days good grades might not be enough.
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> Give your RESP I.Q. a boost
Having a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a great way to save for your child’s education, but are you making the most of your savings potential?
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> A tribute to mothers
Take pride in becoming a mother—it’s the most important job in the world! Here are just a few reasons why Mom’s are great.
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> Tips to help you reduce your mommy footprint
Here are some easy ways for the new "eco-mom" in you to practice environmentally-friendly habits and minimize your mommy footprint.
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> Two-thirds of children in Saskatchewan are losing out on important education savings grants
Saskatchewan’s Minister of Advanced Education, the Honourable Don Morgan joined the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CST) at the kickoff of the Start Early Saskatchewan campaign at the Saskatchewan Science Centre on April 16, 2013.
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> All aboard the Spring Cleaning bandwagon
Here are some tips on how to get your kids, especially younger ones, on board the Spring Cleaning bandwagon.
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> Alberta’s education savings grant is being phased out
As part of its 2013 budget the Alberta government has announced it will be phasing out the ACES program.
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> Are you maximizing your RESP education grants?
A closer look at government grants and how you can leverage the RESP advantage.
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> BC parents: an update on the new RESP grant
The B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant status dependent on election outcome.
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> Making a deposit into the memory bank of a child
CST is happy to announce the grand prize winner of the 2012 Inspire a Dream contest—Jennifer MacFarlane of Calgary, Alberta—in the amount of $25,000 toward the post-secondary education of her six-month old daughter Evelyn (Evie) Siklodi.
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> Choosing the right field of post-secondary studies: Advice for you and your teen
Getting accepted into a post-secondary institution is a major milestone in your teen’s life.
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> Make time for play this March Break
With March Break around the corner, you may be planning a family vacation or a series of fun and stimulating activities to keep your children entertained and occupied during their time off. From a child’s perspective, March Break is about one thing–time off to play!
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> Inspiring your child’s mind through online learning
Online learning may be one way to reduce the amount of time you spend monitoring your children’s education, possibly even opening up some free time for you to catch up on the rarest of new parent resources — sleep!
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> Online learning for your teenage child
If trying to get your kids to get off the computer and reading a book is like pulling teeth, a solution may be to combine the two activities. As a supplement to classroom learning, online education for teens and young adults has come a long way in just a few short years.
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> Helping your teen prepare for post-secondary education
When it comes to post-secondary education, there are so many factors to think about. From making sure your teen gets good grades and choosing which universities or colleges to apply to, to calculating the cost of higher education and where that money is going to come from.
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