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Nearly 30,000 Regina families receiving larger child benefit
The report looks at the well-being of Canadian children using statistics from several organizations.
The federal government is providing increased child benefits to 28,500 Regina families.
Ottawa launched the Canada Child Benefit in 2016 to help families handle the high costs of raising a child. The funding is targeted at middle-class families, along with families working to join the middle class.
The CCB has been increased to help stay on-track with the cost of living. The government says the increase is two years ahead of schedule.
For the 2018-19 benefit year, families will receive maximum benefits of $6,496 for children under the age of six. Children between six and 17 years old will receive a maximum of $5,481.
The feds say the money will help families pay for back-to-school and classroom supplies.
The funding has also helped lift nearly 300,000 out of poverty across Canada, the government said.