Canada Summer Jobs
Compton-Stanstead to Receive Over Half a Million Dollars
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.”