There are other ways to offset the costs of tuition. The NEW National Child Benefit is a joint initiative of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments that may provide benefits up to $1300 per child per year up to age 18 to all eligible parents. The Canada child benefit (CCB) is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to help eligible families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. The CCB may include an additional amount for the child disability benefit.
For more information on the Canada Child Benefits (including related federal, provincial and territorial programs) visit
child-benefit-overview and go to www.cra.gc.ca/benefits, and download Benefits info Booklets T4114, Canada Child Benefits, and RC4210, GST/HST Credit, or call 1-800-387-1193. For the fillable Canada Child Benefits application form RC66 click here.
Below is a direct link to the 2016 bulletin from CRA related to child care expenses. The purpose of the legislative provisions regarding child care expenses is to provide some relief for taxpayers who incur child care expenses in order to work, carry on a business or undertake certain educational activities. The maximum child care expenses that can be claimed per child each year is limited to $5,000, $8,000 or $11,000 depending on your circumstances. See Bulletin and CRA site for full details – Child Care Tax Deductions.
For information on Tuition Fees and Charitable Donations see the attached CRA document.