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Money for new moms

Find out how to make strong financial choices and reduce the stress and uncertainties that often come with having your first child.

Time frame: 60 mins

Learning objectives for participants

  • learn how to budget for your baby, including the hidden costs
  • understand the many aspects of EI maternity and parental leave for you and your spouse
  • learn how to plan for childcare and childcare expense deductions
  • learn how to start teaching your kids about money


  • the cost of raising a child today
  • budgeting for a baby while on mat leave and after
  • ways to save money
  • planning for childcare
  • key federal government support programs
    • EI maternity and parental leave
    • childcare expenses deductions
    • child benefits
    • RESPs
  • starting to teach your kids about money
  • Q&A


For questions, please email us.

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We will provide a CPA volunteer to lead the session with a prepared presentation, activities, handouts and worksheets. Note: If more than one session is needed, please fill out a second form and submit.

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