More Students Will Work This Summer In The Region Thanks To Canada Summer Jobs Program
July 10th, 2013 - 4:11pm
Charlie Angus met this morning with some of the students working in the riding thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The Canada Summer Jobs Program is providing $307-thousand dollars to create 138 jobs for students.
Speaking at the Timmins Family YMCA, Angus says this is a terrific program that is well used in the region. “Each year we are very pleased to work closely with Service Canada to be able to award employment grants to organizations in the riding.”
Angus says students gain valuable work experience. “This program gives organizations the chance to bring in some help that they may not have been able to do without the program. It also gives students the opportunity to work in the community and give back.”
The YMCA was awarded 3 students this year. Executive Director Wayne Bozzer calls the program very important. “Canada Summer Jobs provides us with the ability to bring in extra staff. That allows us to offer the community special programming that may not happen without the federal funding.”
Last year 107 jobs were created across the riding.