The Urban Daddy is a HUGE fan of teaching Canadians about finances, taxes and debt, and finding solutions to get out of debt and stay out of debt.
I came across an essay writing competition for Grade 12 Students, sponsored by an organization that I have worked with in the past and strongly respect.
Grade 12 students across Canada are invited to confess their financial misfortune story by submitting an essay to the Credit Education Week 2018 Essay Contest.
Prizes range from $500 to $5000, with over 20 prizes to be won.
Entries must be written in English or French and must not exceed 1000 words. Essays must be submitted between now and
Oct. 9, 2018. EXTENDED: October 16th, 2018.
For full contest rules, see the essay submission page.
Here is a note from a winner last year (name redacted)
“As it has almost been a year since I participated I thought I should give Credit Canada an update. I was able to accept a position at my first choice school in the Law and Society program (minoring in Criminology). I was accepted into a residence community that allows me to participate, volunteer and plan community events to better the quality of life in town. I’ve also been accepted into numerous campus leadership positions. Overall, I’m working hard as a student and as a citizen here in university. Now, this email may seem random but I wanted to sincerely thank everyone involved with Credit Education Week. Though a scholarship in this amount may not seem like a lot of money to a large company, it makes a gigantic difference to students like me. Rather than spending my nights picking up extra shifts at work, I am participating in my school and studying hard with a chance to thrive. I cannot thank you and everyone else who participates in this program enough.”
Credit Canada, the sponsor of this competition, is a non-profit and charitable organization providing free and confidential credit counselling, personal debt consolidation and resolutions, as well as preventative counselling, educational seminars, and tips and tools in the areas of budgeting, money management, and financial goal-setting.
Credit Canada is Canada’s longest-standing credit counselling agency, helping Canadians manage their debt since 1966.
For more information, please visit www.creditcanada.com.
You can also interact with others on Twitter using this hashtag, #CEWC2018