Local and regional organizations who haven't already applied are invited to do so today.
GATINEAU, QC, March 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Service Corps program gives young Canadians the chance to get involved in meaningful service opportunities in communities across Canada while gaining valuable skills and experience that will benefit them in every aspect of life.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the application period for the Canada Service Corps open call for proposals is being extended until April 3, 2018.
The Government of Canada is looking to local and regional organizations to propose innovative ideas for projects that allow young people to grow on a personal level by building relationships, learning new skills and creating lasting impacts in the communities they serve.
Special funding is available to eligible local and regional organizations to implement projects in communities across the country. Eligible organizations must fall under one of the following categories:
- not-for-profit or for-profit organizations;
- research organizations and institutes;
- Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and
- municipal, provincial or territorial governments, agencies and Crown corporations, public health and educational institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, CÉGEPs, school boards/school districts).
For more information and to apply for funding, please visit http://canada.ca/canadaservicecorps.
"More meaningful volunteer and service opportunities means more young people will have the chance to practice leadership, develop individual strengths, and gain essential life and work experiences. Local and regional organizations have an important role to play in creating a culture of service here in Canada
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
- Canada Service Corps will be provided with $105 million up to March 2021, and will fund eligible projects that present opportunities for young Canadians to get involved in service to communities.
- Canada Service Corps helps eligible organizations apply for funding so they can launch innovative local and regional projects that engage young people and get them involved in meaningful service opportunities.
- Canada Service Corps funds national-, regional- and local-scale projects to engage young Canadians from all backgrounds and provide them with flexible opportunities to get involved in service projects that suit their interests.
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: Matt Pascuzzo, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, [email protected], 819-654-5613; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, [email protected]