Canada's New Government helps youth in Quebec improve their employability



    QUEBEC, Oct. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Sylvie Boucher, Member of Parliament for
Beauport-Limoilou and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and
Minister for la Francophonie and Official Languages, on behalf of the
Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development,
today announced assistance to help Québec-area youth improve their
employability.
    "Canada's New Government is proud to work with local community
organizations to help create opportunities for young Quebeckers," said Ms.
Boucher. "These projects will help young people in Quebec who face barriers to
employment get the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to find and
keep quality jobs."
    Intègr'action jeunesse will receive $143,859 in funding to help 12 young
people who are facing barriers to employment acquire life skills, abilities,
and aptitudes to help them participate in the labour market. Intègr'action
jeunesse is a not-for-profit organization that helps youth integrate into
society and join the work force.
    Participants have the opportunity to work in the organization's
cabinetmaking shop and become familiar with the realities and requirements of
the labour market. Throughout the project, the youth also take part in
workshops dealing with basic skills required in the workplace, such as
personal growth and employability.
    Service Canada provides project funding through the Skills Link program,
which helps youth facing barriers to employment obtain the knowledge, skills,
and work experience they need to participate in the job market.
    Skills Link is one of three Government of Canada programs for youth. The
other two are Summer Work Experience and Career Focus. These programs offer a
range of activities to meet each participant's needs.
    Service Canada brings Government of Canada services and benefits together
in a single delivery network. It provides Canadians with one-stop,
personalized service they can access however they choose-by phone at 1 800
O-Canada, online at servicecanada.gc.ca, or in person at Service Canada
Centres across the country.

    This news release is available in alternative formats on request. Call
1-800-788-8282 on a touch-tone phone or through a teletypewriter (TTY).




For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Pascal Doucet, Media Relations
Coordinator, Service Canada Communications, (514) 982-2384, ext. 2209;  Media
Relations Office: Service Canada, (819) 994-5559:  Public inquiries:  1 800
O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), TTY: 1-800-926-9105, servicecanada.gc.ca;  Youth
Info Line, 1-800-935-5555, www.youth.gc.ca


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