OCBE - Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent Fund
On June 26, 2008, the Minister of Children and Youth Services announced that the Provincial Government will provide new funding to Children’s Aid Societies for children and youth in care which will be equivalent to the Ontario Child Benefit.
Through the Activities Fund component of OCBE, children and youth in care between the ages of 0 and 17 will have greater access to recreational, educational, cultural, and social activities.
Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent Pooled Fund: When a youth turns 15 years old, money is deposited into a Savings Fund which can only be accessed when the youth turns 18 years of age. These funds are to assist with the transition from care to independent living and can be used to pay last month’s rent, to purchase furniture, or for tuition in post-secondary school. To gain access to the Savings Fund, each youth must first complete Financial Literacy Training.
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