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Learning, Earning and Parenting

 

LEAP helps parents under 21 complete high school, identify a career goal, develop parenting skills and get a job.

LEAP program criteria

The Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) program supports Ontario Works participants who:

  • are parents 25 years old and younger; and,
  • haven't graduated from high school.

LEAP program benefits overview

LEAP helps them complete high school, identify a career goal, develop parenting skills and get a job.

This program is:

  • mandatory for Ontario Works parents who are 16-17 years old, and
  • voluntary for those who are 18-25 years old.

Financial help is also available for transportation, child care, recreational programs, school registration and supplies.

Students who complete the LEAP Program are also eligible for a $500 bursary. The money is intended for further education or to invest in a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) on behalf of the child.

Links to additional information about LEAP

For more information about LEAP, visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services policy directives (external PDF) and FAQs (external link).

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