Canada Sum­mer Jobs

Comp­ton-Stanstead to Re­ceive Over Half a Mil­lion Dol­lars

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Comp­ton-Stanstead and Min­is­ter of In­ter­na­tional Devel­op­ment and La Fran­co­phonie, con­firmed that 90 or­ga­ni­za­tions and 19 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in the rid­ing will share $594,570 in fund­ing un­der the Canada Sum­mer Jobs pro­gram.

This fund­ing will al­low over 200 young peo­ple to de­velop skills and gain work ex­pe­ri­ence. It will also give a real boost to lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in community devel­op­ment, tourism, sports and recre­ation, arts and culture, agri­cul­ture, forestry and the en­vi­ron­ment. Or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ceiv­ing fund­ing in­clude the As­so­ci­a­tion sportive des je­unes hand­i­capés de l’Estrie, Les Comp­tonales, Loisirs Acti-Famille, Sports Loisirs Wee­don and Camp Mas­saw­ippi, amongst oth­ers.

The Gov­ern­ment of Canada an­nounced in Fe­bru­ary that it would be dou­bling the bud­get for the Canada Sum­mer Jobs pro­gram. As a re­sult, an ad­di­tional 30 or­ga­ni­za­tions were able to re­ceive fund­ing this year, in­creas­ing the num­ber of new jobs cre­ated in Comp­ton-Stanstead by 76%. Some of th­ese jobs al­ready started last week.

Min­is­ter Bibeau spoke about the im­por­tance of the Canada Sum­mer Jobs pro­gram for stu­dents and its pos­i­tive im­pact on re­gional eco­nomic devel­op­ment. “Young peo­ple need em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties not only to pay for their education, but also to give them a chance to de­velop and gain skills to help them with their ca­reers. As well, lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ceiv­ing Canada Sum­mer Jobs fund­ing de­liver vi­tal ser­vices to the community, es­pe­cially to vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­u­als. This ben­e­fits the en­tire community.”

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