BUCKINGHAM, QC, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Students and employers alike in
the Outaouais area will benefit from $87,965 in funding going to Club Lions de
Maniwaki, Vallée-Jeunesse, Young Canadian Leadership Challenge Canada Inc. and
Adojeune under the Canada Summer Jobs initiative. The Honourable Lawrence
Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Member of
Parliament for Pontiac, made the announcement today on behalf of the
Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources Development. Funding of
$21 million is being shared among not-for-profit groups across the province.
"Canada's New Government is committed to helping young people acquire the
skills, knowledge and experience they need to prepare for their future," Mr.
Cannon said. "Canada Summer Jobs is helping tens of thousands of students who
need it the most get high-quality, career-related summer job experience."
Canada Summer Jobs is focused on encouraging not-for-profit, public
sector, and smaller private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees to
create jobs that not only meet their needs, but benefit young people who need
jobs the most. Many of the jobs funded are 40-50 percent longer in duration,
and provide employment to students who face barriers to finding jobs, giving
them an opportunity to gain experience they might not otherwise get.
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