TIMMINS-JAMES BAY GETS FUNDING FOR SUMMER STUDENTS: Perfect opportunity for Small Organizations

Charlie Angus is encouraging groups and organizations in the riding to submit their requests for summer student job funding. The application process opens on February 1.Timmins-JamesBay is receiving $277,581 for the hiring of student workers.  

Angus says this is a terrific opportunity for local groups. “Ottawa is providing funding this year to help offset some of the labour costs. For youth trying to find summer employment, this program is perfect.” 

Canada Summer Jobs funding supports job creation by employers in all sectors, particularly those in the not-for-profit sector and those providing vital community services.

 Angus says the interest each year is great. “People do take advantage of this program as evident in the number of applications we receive. But I still would like to see those groups and organizations that are not aware of such a program, to get an application together. For small groups, budgets are tight and volunteers can be hard to come by.” 

Angus says his office has an excellent relationship with Service Canada. “We support this federal program and we encourage local organizations to consider applying for this project funding.” 

More information, and applications, will be available at Service Canada.