To lend support to those who were victims of the floods which occurred last spring, the federal government has announced additional funds to the Canada Summer Jobs program to assist employers in hiring students who will contribute to reconstruction work.
The Honourable Melanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahunstic-Cartierville, met with the Club de Canotage Cartierville’s board of directors to announce this additional $ 3,092 in funding. These funds will allow the organization to hire additional students this summer to help carry out repair work on facilities that were heavily damaged by the flood. This year, the organization was able to hire five additional students through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
“I am proud to assist the Club de canotage de Cartierville in its effort to repair our damaged facilities while also offering young people the opportunity to obtain professional experience” said the Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
With this additional funding directed towards meeting the needs of flood-affected communities, 33 summer jobs will be created in Quebec and eastern Ontario to support relief operations. This represents an investment of over $ 88,000.
Regarding the Canada Summer Jobs program
Canada Summer Jobs is a part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy and was designed to help young people learn and develop the skills, work experience and aptitudes which will facilitate their integration in the labour market. It is worth noting that $ 1,003,530 were invested in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, allowing over 300 young people to find summer jobs in 89 organizations of the riding.