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Ontario’s Support for Learners Now Open to All Secondary Students

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Ontario’s Support for Learners Now Open to All Secondary Students

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Apply for Support for Learners here

Ontario has expanded the Support for Learners program to students ages 13 to Grade 12, including students who are in secondary school that are over 18. Families with students younger than age 13 are also still able to apply.

This funding is intended to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. If approved, applicants will receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each child or youth up to Grade 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs
    • The Province is classifying a child with special needs as:
      • Any student reported to be receiving special education programs or services by their school board
      • Any child enrolled in licensed child care reported to be receiving special needs funding or support
      • Any child identified as having a special need
      • Students who are identified as being solely gifted to have special needs under this program

Families interested in applying will have to submit separate forms for each child. Only one parent or guardian may apply for each child and only one application per child will be accepted. If you are a secondary student over the age of 18, you can apply on your own, or one of your parents or guardians can apply for you.

Applicants will need the following information for each student:

  • the name of your child’s school and school board (if applicable)
  • your child’s date of birth
  • a valid email address
  • your banking information (bank name, branch number and account number)

As soon as you successfully complete your application, you’ll get a confirmation number.  In one to five business days, you’ll also get an email confirming that your application was delivered. Families can expect to receive their payment approximately two weeks after submitting.

The deadline to apply for this one-time funding has been extended for all applicants to February 8, 2021.

To apply or learn more details, visit Ontario’s Support for Learners webpage.

Updated on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
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