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Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), simply put [Video - 1:13] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is one in a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters. Here, the focus is on saving for a child’s postsecondary education with a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Income earned in an RRSP is not taxed until it is withdrawn.

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2013-09-06

Do high levels of extracurricular activities help or hinder child development? (2010)

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine rates of extracurricular participation for Canadian children and youth aged six to 17 years.

The authors found that 86 percent of children and youth participated in at least one extracurricular activity. Overall, participation seemed to benefit children and youth’s development, particularly in the area of pro-social behaviour.

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2013-03-06

The LOLA's: In Recognition of Outstanding Contributors to Lifelong Learning in Calgary (2010)

In 2000, Calgary Learns presented the first Life of Learning Awards as a way to honour outstanding contributors to lifelong learning in Calgary.

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2013-01-22

The obstacles to learning about caring for elders in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – July 12, 2007

More Canadians than ever before are living to age 85 and older and many still live in their own homes, thanks to help from an informal caregiver. These caregivers, who are usually spouses or middle-aged children, are often ill-equipped for the physical, emotional, and financial toll of their responsibilities, the authors of this paper say.

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2013-01-18

Parental monitoring of adolescent's behaviour: Trajectories, risk factors, and associated outcomes (2010)

Using longitudinal survey data, the authors of this report examine Canadian young people’s reports of how closely their parents monitor their behaviour and look at whether the level of such monitoring is related to difference in the youth’s behaviour.

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2012-10-24

Child Rearing Manual (2010)

The purpose of this manual is to teach Inuit families about traditional Inuit child-rearing practices and show how these methods can be used today.

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2011-07-12

When love, marriage and money come together (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide deals with the financial implications of marriage.

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2011-04-12

In from the margins: Promising practices and possibilities for health and learning (2009)

Forum reflections report

This report provides a detailed account and analysis of a two-day forum entitled “In From the Margins: Promising Practices and Possibilities for Health and Learning,” held in Richmond, B.C., in March 2009.

The authors say they hope this report can be a resource for other organizations trying to address the health of marginalized adults and their families.

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2010-11-01

LOLA Storybook: Celebrating 10 years, 2000-2009 (2009)

In 2000, Calgary Learns presented the first Life of Learning Awards as a way to honour outstanding contributors to lifelong learning in Calgary.

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2010-04-30

Lift Me Up (2007)

Stories by Toronto Adult Literacy Learners

This is the third collection of stories by Toronto adult literacy learners, published as part of a national project managed by The Word On The Street Canada and funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills.

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2010-04-22

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