Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of MOL?

The program cost is  $7,700 CAD * (this includes all expenses – room and board, flights, pre-trip programming, MOL gear etc.). All payments are in Canadian dollars.

What is a March of the Living grant?  

The Generations Fund March of the Living Grants is an income-based program offering eligible families $1,000 off on a Montreal March of the Living experience. 

What is a March of the Living pre-authorised interest free loan?  

The Generations Fund March of the Living pre-authorised interest free loan is an income-based program offering eligible families up to $6,000 CAD in pre-authorised interest free loan from Hebrew Free Loans Association towards a Montreal March of the Living experience.

Can more than one child per family apply for a March of the Living Grant and/or a pre-authorised interest free loan? 

Yes, provided they are registered for the program.

My child is already registered for the upcoming March of the Living, am I eligible for this grant and/or a pre-authorised interest free loan? 

Grade 11 (Sec. 5) students already enrolled in March of the Living that meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the Generations Fund March of the Living Grant and/or a pre-authorised interest free loan (if funding remains available).

Will my child’s March of the Living experience be any different because they received a grant and/or a pre-authorised interest free loan?  

No! Your child will have the same transformative experience as every other participant.

Are there important deadlines to keep in mind?  

Yes. Applications to the Montreal March of the Living must be submitted before the 2018 March of the Living registration deadline of November 7 2017. The Generations Fund MOL Grant application is now open. Please note funding is limited, and grants are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The application deadline for pre-authorised interest free loans from Hebrew Free Loan is December 15, 2017.

How is income eligibility determined? 

Income eligibility is based on your annual household gross income— as indicated on your Revenu Québec Notice of Assessment. 

I’m divorced and/or my partner and I file our tax returns separately. What do I do?

If only one parent bears responsibility for your child, then only that parent/guardian’s information should be included. However, if both parents/guardians share responsibility, then both households should be combined when completing the eligibility survey and when submitting proof for confirmation.

Will my information be kept confidential?  

Your information is strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third party or organization. Any financial or personal information provided to the Generations Fund will only be used to determine eligibility and will not be shared with any entity, including Federation CJA, for any purpose, although data will be accumulated on a no-names basis for the entire program. Children’s names and grant amount will be shared only with March of the Living’s administrator in order to ensure program integrity. 

Will I be asked to submit proof of income?  

Yes.  Once your application is approved, you will be asked to upload a copy of both parents’ most recent Notice of Assessment through our secured website to verify your income.  Please note that acceptance into the March of the Living Grants program is dependent upon receipt of a copy of your filed Revenu Québec Notice of Assessment.

$1,000 Grant 

The Eligibility Calculator says that I am eligible. What do I need to do now?

If the Eligibility Calculator says you may be eligible for the March of the Living Grant, you will need to create an account and a profile before you can submit an application (If you have applied to the CAPS Tuition Cap / Freeze program or a CAMPS Access Grant, you may use the same account to apply ). All applicants, returning and new, must complete the application form in order to be deemed eligible. Your application will then be assessed according to your verified income, as stated on your most recent Revenu Québec Notice of Assessment, and acceptance in the March of the Living program.

The calculator says I am not eligible – what does it mean and what is the recourse?

The Eligibility Calculator will inform you that you are not eligible for the March of the Living Grant if your gross household income does not fall within the program’s criteria. If you are not deemed eligible, there may be other financial assistance available to you as indicated on the Montreal March of the Living website, including applying for an interest free loan directly with Hebrew Free Loan Association. Contact Hebrew Free Loan association by email at info@hflamtl.org or phone 514-733-7128. 

How will I know if my family has been selected for a March of the Living Grant? 

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an e-mail confirming your preliminary March of the Living Grant for the 2018 program. You will be notified by e-mail to submit your most recent Revenu Québec Notice of Assessment. Upon confirmation of your income and acceptance in the March of the Living program, your grant will be confirmed with March of the Living.

What if I don’t submit my Revenu Québec Notice of Assessment by the requested date?

You will not be eligible. Your family’s eligibility to the program is dependent on the verification of the Revenu Québec Notices of Assessment for both parents.  

Can I benefit from other financial assistance in addition to the March of the Living Grant?

Yes. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for more financial assistance than the value of your Generations Fund March of the Living Grant. You may also want to visit Hebrew Free Loans to see options available to suit your needs. 

Is my grant taxable?

It is our understanding that the grant is not a taxable benefit. However all users are recommended to obtain independent tax advice.

How do I find out the value of my grant?  

The anonymous Eligibility Calculator will provide an instant preliminary result with the value of your grant. If the calculator deems that you may be eligible, you will need to create an account and a profile before you can submit an application (If you have applied to the CAPS Tuition Cap / Freeze program or a CAMPS Access Grant, you may use the same account to apply for a MOL Grant). 

After completing the Application Form, you will receive a notification by email.Final eligibility of your grant will be determined, pending confirmation of your income on your most recent Revenu Québec Notice of Assessment and your child’s acceptance as a participant in the Montreal March of the Living.

How will my March of the Living Grant be decided? 

Your grant is decided based on a simple calculation of your gross household income.

Interest free loan from Hebrew Free Loan Association

Eligibility

If you are a CAPS or CAMPS eligible family you are pre-approved for an interest free loan from HFLA, pending acceptance on the March of the Living trip. 

Families that qualify for a scholarship according to the guidelines established by March of the Living are also eligible for pre-approved interest free loan from HFLA. 

Deadline

Applications for March of Living scholarships must be remitted by November 7, 2017.

Application for MOL - HFLA pre-approved loan must be received by December 15, 2017.

What is HFLA? 

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Montreal (HFL) has been serving the community by providing interest-free loans to individuals to cover basic needs, improve quality of life and help achieve financial independence.  They make available adequate funds in the form of interest-free loans, which are repayable in convenient instalments. They provide loans for debts and living expenses, business, education, dental and medical expenses, weddings and bar mitzvahs, home renovations, cars, furniture and appliances, home buying, trips, immigration and legal expenses, etc. Since 1911, HFL has helped over 95,000 people by providing interest-free loans for a variety of purposes.

How much financing am I eligible for?

CAPS and CAMPS families are eligible for a pre-approved interest free loan of up to $6,000 CAD from Hebrew Free Loan Association. 

Families that qualify for a scholarship according to the guidelines established by March of the Living are also eligible for pre-approved interest free loan of up to $2,500 CAD. 

Does this pre-approved loan cover the $500 CAD deposit?

No, the amount or the pre-approved does not include the $500 CAD deposit required when registering for the trip. 

Payment Plan

A monthly payment plan extended over 36 months allows parents to pay the remainder of the fees in smaller increments, easing some of the financial burden associated with participating on this trip. This payment plan equals out to $5.50/day for 36 months for a loan of $6,000 CAD .  

How do I reimburse the loan?

The loan is repaid directly to Hebrew Free Loan Association via monthly pre-authorized electronic payments. 

Can I repay the loan faster?

Yes, by contacting Hebrew Free Loan Association directly - Contact Hebrew Free Loan association 514-733-7128 (Phone) or email: info@hflamtl.org  

Can one family have multiple loans?

Yes, families may have more than one loan for multiple children. 

What Information is required from parents? 

Fill out PDF application form and submit your most recent notice Quebec Notice of Assessment for both parents. Remit to Generations Fund - Federation CJA a signed, pre-authorized electronic loan payment agreement to cover repayment of the loan in favour of HFLA (needs to be uploaded once received by HFLA) 

A signed promissory note in favour of HFLA (needs to be uploaded once received by HFLA) 

Agreement to have funds from HFLA transferred to MOL 

All documents must be submitted to info@generationsfund.ca 

Will my information be kept confidential?  

Your information is strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third party or organization. Any financial or personal information provided to the Generations Fund will only be used to determine eligibility and will not be shared with any entity, including Federation CJA, for any purpose, although data will be accumulated on a no-names basis for the entire program. Please note that the Generations Fund reserves the right to share any financial or personal information provided with March of the Living and Hebrew Free Loan Association in order to ensure program integrity.

What is the cancellation policy of March of the Living? 

For cancellation between December 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, nonrefundable cancellation fees are $679 CAD.
For cancellation between January 1, 2018 and January 31, 2018, nonrefundable cancellation fees are $1,326 CAD.
For cancellation between February 1, 2018 and February 21, 2018, nonrefundable cancellation fees are $2,167 CAD.
For cancellation between February 22, 2018 and March 15, 2018, nonrefundable cancellation fees are $3,849 CAD.
For cancellation between March 16, 2018 and Trip Departure, nonrefundable cancellation fees are $7,700 CAD(Full Program Fees)

FURTHER QUESTIONS

Does Generations Fund have any other programs that I could register my child for? 

Yes! Click here to see a list of our programs. 

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Contact Us

Answers to most of your questions about this program can be found in the FAQ.  

For all other questions, please contact us directly at info@generationsfund.ca, or 514.343.3503

Please note that we will not be able to answer eligibility questions relating to a specific case/family. Refer to our section on confidentiality to find out more.