Going to school after high school can be costly:
From Stats Canada
"Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid, on average, $6,373 in tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year, 2.8% higher than the 2015/2016 average ($6,201). This increase was smaller than the 3.2% rise in tuition fees recorded in 2015/2016."
Charitable tax benefits
You can calculate the benefits of making a donation by using the charitable donation tax credit calculator provided by the Canada Revenue Agency. You may also be eligible for the first time donor’s super credit which supplements the value of the charitable donations tax credit by 25%.