Harper Government creates summer jobs and bright futures for youth in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, today announced that 850 students in Manitoba, including 310 students across 234 organizations in Winnipeg, will participate in meaningful summer employment through a Canada Summer Jobs investment. Minister Poilievre made the announcement at the Manitoba Badminton Association which has hired a student to work in areas such as coaching, marketing, planning and development.

Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year. In 2015, the Canada Summer Jobs program is expected to create over 850 jobs with 672 employers in Manitoba and approximately 35,000 jobs across the country, while helping employers address skills shortages.

Today's announcement is one example of what the Harper Government is doing to help Canadians.To help hard-working families, the Government has increased the Universal Child Care Benefit and the Family Tax Cut, and is making improvements to the Child Care Expenses Deduction and the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.

Quick facts

  • Since 2006–2007, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped more than 611,000 young people develop skills, to the benefit of the Canadian economy.
  • The Harper Government is supporting up to 3,000 internships in high-demand fields and up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized businesses.
  • The Government is also encouraging apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades through grants and tax credits, along with support for training programs.
  • The Universal Child Care Benefit is increasing from $100 to $160 per month (totalling up to $1,920 per year) for children under the age of 6, and parents will now receive a new benefit of $60 per month (up to $720 per year) for each child aged 6 through 17.

Quotes

"Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping to equip young Canadians with the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow. By creating jobs for youth in Manitoba, our government is helping youth, employers and the local economy. It is yet another example of how the Government is creating jobs and economic growth."
-       The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development

"The support of the Canada Summer Jobs program is instrumental to the Manitoba Badminton Association's sport development programs aimed at initiating children to the sport of badminton and developing competitive skills for young athletes that wish to focus on our sport for fitness and competition.  As a result, the number of young athletes has steadily increased."
-       Sylvio Tessier, President of Manitoba Badminton Association

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Backgrounder

The investment in support of these Manitoba students will total $4,071,751 and $1,279,959 for Winnipeg only.

Led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with 10 other federal departments, the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is the Government of Canada's commitment to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace. YES helps youth between the ages of 15 and 30 get the information and gain the skills, job experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the workplace. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs, as well as Summer Work Experience, which includes ESDC's Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Canada Summer Jobs creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

Summer Work Experience provides wage subsidies to employers to create summer employment for secondary and post-secondary students. The Summer Work Experience program includes Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ). CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. Since 2006-2007, Summer Work Experience has helped over 390,000 students and ESDC's Canada Summer Jobs has helped over 304,000 students.

Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment—including single parents, youth with disabilities, young newcomers and youth in rural and remote areas—to develop the skills and gain the experience needed to find a job or to return to school. Since 2006-2007, Skills Link has helped over 191,000 youth.

Career Focus helps post-secondary graduates transition to the labour market through paid internships and helps to provide youth with the information and experience they need to make informed career decisions, find a job and/or pursue advanced studies. Since 2006-2007, the Career Focus initiative has helped over 29,000 youth acquire skills needed to join the job market.

The Government of Canada is supporting up to 3,000 internships in high-demand fields and up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized businesses.

The Government of Canada is also helping post-secondary students finance and repay their education through loans, grants and repayment assistance helping young Canadians pursue and save for their post-secondary education and acquire the skills and training they need to succeed in the job market and in the future economy.

In addition, Economic Action Plan 2014 introduced the Canada Apprentice Loan to help apprentices registered in designated Red Seal trades with the cost of their training and to encourage more Canadians to consider a career in the skilled trades. It is estimated that at least 26,000 apprentices per year will apply for over $100 million in loans.   

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.

Organizations receiving Canada Summer Jobs funding in Winnipeg

 

Organization

Number of Student Jobs

Youth Employment Services

1

Folklorama

1

Children at the Centre

1

Manitoba Arts Network

1

Urban Shaman Gallery

1

Calvary Temple Church

1

Wild Strawberry Children's Centre Inc.

1

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Canada

1

University of Winnipeg Students Assoc.

1

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

1

Wolseley Family Place

1

Independent  Living Resource Centre

1

Able Sail Manitoba

1

Cross Church

1

Provincial Employees Care For Kids Co-op Inc.

6

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous

1

Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation

1

Niigaanaki Day Care Centre

2

Canadian Diabetes Association (Manitoba & Nunavut)

1

Discovery Children's Centre

1

Lake Winnipeg Foundation

1

New Directions

2

Harstone Children's Centre - Dominion Location

5

Youth for Christ Winnipeg- The Edge

1

SCE LifeWorks

1

Children's Museum

1

Dalnavert Museum

1

Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services

1

Manitoba Wheelchair Sport Association

1

Laura Secord Community Child Care Inc.

1

Day Nursery Centre Kid Gloves Unit Inc.

1

Salvation Army Weston Childcare

1

Belka Mobile Summer Camp

1

Artbeat Studio Inc.

1

Lions Club of Winnipeg Senior Citizens Home

5

Day Nursery Centre

2

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc.

1

Macdonald   Youth   Services

1

Young Men's Christian Association and Young Women's Christian Association of Winnipeg

1

The Manitoba Museum

1

Broadway Neighbourhood Centre

1

Legal Help Centre

2

West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc.

1

The Manito Ahbee Festival

1

AFRICAN COMMUNITIES OF MANITOBA

1

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

1

Sister MacNamara Day Care

1

The WRENCH

1

Robert A. Steen Community Centre

1

Horizons Children's Centre

1

NEEDS Centre

1

Assiniboine Children's Centre

2

Busy Bee Day Care Centre Inc.

2

West Broadway Community Ministry

1

Explorer's Children's Centre Inc.

1

Harmony Daycare Centre

1

Spence Neighbourhood Association

2

Cuddles Infant Centre.

1

West End BIZ

1

Food Matters Manitoba (FMM)

2

Graffiti Art Programming Inc.

1

Westminster Children's Care Centre

1

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

1

Career Trek Inc.

1

Manitoba Start

1

Brooklands Day Care Centre Inc

1

Artists in Healthcare, Manitoba Inc.

1

Freight House Early Learning & Care Inc.

2

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

1

Wild Honey

2

Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council

1

Calvary Temple

1

West Broadway Community Organization

1

Royal City Soccer Club

2

Balmoral Hall School

1

Saint James the Assiniboine Anglican Church, Winnipeg, MB

1

The Meeting Place

1

North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC)

1

Zion Church

1

Splash Child Care Inc.

1

Public  Education  Branch

2

Manitoba Ball Hockey Association

1

Fred Douglas Society

1

Splash

1

BEEP (Balanced Experiential Education Program)

1

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

4

Machray Day Nursery

1

Shepherd's Care Day Nursery Inc.

1

Canadian Polish Congress, Manitoba District

1

North End Women's Centre

2

Meadows West Kids Kare Inc

1

HOLY FAMILY HOME

1

Day Nursery Centre -Gretta Brown Unit

1

North Point Douglas Women's Centre

1

Ross House Museum

1

Mount Carmel Clinic

1

North Point Douglas Seniors Association

1

Elwick Village

1

Christian Life  Assembly

1

Sadok Veselka Daycare Inc.

1

Stanley Knowles Children's Centre Inc.

1

Sarasvati Productions

2

Union Gospel Mission

1

Indigenous Family Centre

1

Champlain Community Child Care Centre, Inc.

1

Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc

2

Community  Venture

1

Stanley Knowles Pre-School Center

1

Youth for Christ-Workforce

1

Rehab Centre for Children

1

Seven Oaks Adult Learning and Settlement Services Centre

1

Eagle Wing Early Education Centre

1

Congregation Etz Chayim

1

Artists in Healthcare, Manitoba Inc.

1

OK Before & After School Child Care Centres Inc

1

NorWest Co-Op Community Health

1

Garden Grove Child Care

2

Ukrainian Canadian Congress

1

Maples Youth Activity Centre

2

Shaughnessy Park Daycare

1

Ukrainian Museum of Canada Manitoba Br.

1

Winnipeg Food Share Co-op

1

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

1

Mary Kardash Child Care Inc.

1

Maples Day Care Inc

2

St. Germain Daycare Inc.

1

Campus Day Care Centre

1

Univillage Preschool

1

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

1

Behavioural Health  Foundation

1

University of Manitoba Students' Union

1

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Manitoba

1

Cairns Children's Centre

1

River Of Life Church Of The Nazarene

1

Greendell Park Community Centre

1

Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre

1

Whyte Ridge Child Care

1

Tourisme Riel

2

Artists in Healthcare, Manitoba Inc.

1

Meal Exchange

1

Faith Children's Centre Inc.

2

CanU

1

The University of Manitoba

1

Ashworth Children's Centre Inc.

1

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

1

Kings Park Child Care Centre

1

Waverley Heights Child Care Inc.

1

Epiphany Children's Centre

1

The University of Manitoba

1

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church

1

Public  Education  Branch

1

St. Norbert Children's Centre

1

Lindenwoods Child Care Centre

1

The University of Manitoba

2

Ryerson Child Care

1

University of Manitoba.

1

Plum Blossom Centre

1

Agassiz Child Care Centre Inc.

1

Linden Meadows

1

Les Toupies Inc.

1

Optimal Health Early Years Sports Autism Programs

1

Southlands Community Church

1

The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre

1

FortWhyte Alive

2

Immanuel Fellowship

1

St. Norbert Arts Centre (SNAC)

1

Athletes in Action

1

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - MINI U PROGRAMS

35

Faculty of Science / Department of Biological Sciences

2

The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada – Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario District

1

School of Art Gallery

1

St.Amant

1

Village Child Care Inc.

2

Heritage Saint-Norbert

1

Sail Manitoba

1

Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre

1

Dante Day Nursery Inc.

1

Royal City Soccer Club

1

Public  Education  Branch

1

The Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba Ltd.

1

K.I.D.S. Incorporated

1

Wildwood Heritage and Conservation Committee

1

Jewish Child and Family Service

1

Fort Garry Child Care Co-op Inc

2

Universal Daycare

1

C.A.P.T. Inc.

1

Crescent Park Rescue (CPR)

1

Harrow Co-op Children's Centre

1

Athletes in Action

1

Rehabilitation Centre for Children

1

Manitoba Paddling Association (MPA)

1

On The Move  Inc.

2

Soul Sanctuary

1

Manitoba Construction Sector Council

1

Gas Station Arts Centre Inc.

1

Rady Jewish Community Centre

1

B'nai Brith Canada

1

Maybrook Children's Centre

1

Reh-Fit Centre

1

Riverview Community Centre (RVCC)

1

Carpathia Children's Centre  Inc.

1

The Terry Fox Foundation

1

Lord Roberts Children's Programs Inc.

1

Native Plant Solutions

1

Riverview Ashland Child Care Centre Inc.

2

Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre

1

G.R.O.W. Gaining Resources Our Way Inc.

1

Villa Cabrini

1

Earl Grey Children's Centre

1

Family Dynamics Inc.

1

Fort Rouge Co-op Day Nursery

1

Earl Grey Community  Centre

1

The Laurel Centre

1

Fort Rouge Child Care Programs Board Inc.

1

Kaufman Silverberg Library (an agency within the Jewish Community Campus)

1

Gregory Chernish Medical Corp

1

PCC Praire Children's Centres Inc.

1

River Avenue Day Care

1

Lubavitch Centre

1

Badminton  Manitoba

1

Immanuel Pentecostal Church

1

Artists in Healthcare, Manitoba Inc.

1

Rainbow Resource Centre

1

Tuxedo Tennis Club

1

Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba

1

Carter Early Learning Centre, Inc.

1

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at INC.

1

Bricks 4 Kidz Winnipeg

1

Centro Caboto Centre

1

Gramma Marie's Children's Centre

1

Corydon Community Centre

1

Macdonald Youth Services

1

Pembina Place Mennonite Personal Care Home

1

Total :  234 Organizations

310

 

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SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information: Aaron Bell, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Employment and Social Development, 819-994-2482, aaron.bell@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca


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