Summer Jobs For Youth In London



    McGuinty Government Supporting High Needs Neighbourhoods

    TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - Over 180 youth from high needs London
neighbourhoods will gain valuable summer work experience through
government-funded employment programs. Six positions are with the London
Police Service.
    Young people in high needs neighbourhoods may not always have the same
opportunities as other teenagers. These summer job programs will help them
gain confidence and skills in the workplace.
    Ontario also funds five London youth outreach workers who help
hard-to-reach young people year-round in the places youth hang out.

    QUOTES

    "These are much more than summer jobs," said Children and Youth Services
Minister Deb Matthews. "We're giving these young people opportunities to
explore options for their future."
    "Many young people just want to be given a chance and these jobs are a
great opportunity for London's hardest to reach youth," said Steve Cordes,
Executive Director of Youth Opportunities Unlimited, the agency running the
summer job program in London.

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -  To be eligible for the summer job program, youth must live in the
       neighbourhoods of Carling, Huron Heights, White Oaks/Southdale or
       Limberlost.

    -  Ontario is providing about $935,000 to support London youth. This
       funding is for summer job programs, youth outreach workers and
       school-based programs to help youth in conflict with the law.
    

    LEARN MORE

    Check out other Ontario government summer job programs.

    Learn more about Youth Opportunities Unlimited and the London Police
    Service.

    Youthconnect.ca is a one-stop source to useful information and government
    services for youth.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Stephanie Kupiec, Minister's Office, (416)
212-3394; Anne Machowski-Smith, Media Office, (416) 325-5156

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