Canada Allots $1 Million Funds in Summer Jobs program in townships

There is a good growth in the Canada Summer Jobs program and there is a federal initiative this year also. There will be a $1 million funding for a massive growth in jobs in Springwater and Oro-Medonte townships. This program is an investment for the youths to be proud of. It invests in local businesses, and also in local charities. The Member of Parliament gets the opportunity of determining the priorities, and these are tourism, not-for-profit organizations, and finally the municipalities.

The utilization of youths

The summer weather allows more youths to work, and also helps to find, some leaders of the future. The Canada Summer Jobs program aims at people, who are in the age bracket between 15 and 30 years to acquire fresh skills as well as work experience necessary to be successful in entering the labor market. It is also a part of the Youth Employment Strategy, of the federal government. The program began in 2006, and originally had the funding of $734,000 for 79,000 hours work in 212 approved jobs in 2016, to $1 million in 2019 in 101,000 hours and 304 jobs. The $1.046 million represents the increase of $300,000 in comparison to 2018, which has the capacity to add 100 new jobs in these local areas. The aim is to spread the funding uniformly all through the year.

The use of funding

There is a selection of the private-sector businesses, in places where there is dearth of government institutions. Some of the city funding will be used for cleaning the parks.

The municipal partners can provide day camps. They can facilitate changes similar to the City of Barrie, regarding recreation services and day camps in the past years. Among the recipients were public health organizations and local churches. The organizations find several young leaders and make an investment in them to take them to the next level.

The Mayor of Oro-Medonte – Harry Hughes states that it was refreshing that a lot of future municipal employees can get a start by using the Federal Program like the Canada Summer Jobs.

Service to the community

It delivers an extraordinary level of service to the community because, in the summer there is a short supply of staff in a few areas and the staff avails the holidays. Such investments can also fetch a great return.

Don Allen, Springwater Township Mayor, praised Nuttall for bringing the funds to benefit the local municipalities. The funding will directly help 35 students locally.

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