To help answer questions on eligibility for Canada Summer Jobs funding, the following supplementary information addresses the applicant organizations and the core mandate referred to in the attestation section of the application:
- Organization: This is the entity that is directly applying to use CSJ funding.
- Core mandate: This is the primary activities undertaken by the organization that reflect the organization’s ongoing services provided to the community. It is not the beliefs of the organization, and it is not the values of the organization.
- Respect: Individual human rights are respected when an organization’s primary activities, and the job responsibilities, do not seek to remove or actively undermine these existing rights.
The CSJ program will not fund organizations whose primary activities:
- involve partisan political activities; or
- do not respect – seek to remove or actively undermine – established individual human rights in Canada.
Examples are illustrative and are provided to assist organizations in determining and attesting to their eligibility to apply:
- Example 1: An organization whose primary activities are focused on removing, or actively undermining existing women’s reproductive rights, applies for funding. This organization would not be eligible to apply.
- Example 2: A faith-based organization with anti-abortion beliefs applies for funding to hire students to serve meals to the homeless. The organization provides numerous programs in support of their community. The students would be responsible for meal planning, buying groceries, serving meals, etc. This organization would be eligible to apply.
- Example 3: A faith-based organization that embraces a traditional definition of marriage but whose primary activities reduce social isolation among seniors applies for funding to hire students. The students would be responsible for developing and delivering programs to all seniors, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. This organization would be eligible to apply.
- Example 4: A summer camp submits an application to hire students as camp counselors. However, the camp does not welcome LGBTQ2 young people. The camp is not eligible to apply.
- Example 5: A faith-based organization with anti-abortion beliefs that operates a summer camp for disadvantaged youth applies for funding to hire students as camp counselors. The students would be responsible for developing programs for the youth, including leadership and skills development. This organization would be eligible to apply.
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