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Minister Hajdu meets with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal on supporting Canadian businesses and growing the economy

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

A confident, growing middle class is driving economic growth, creating thousands of new jobs and more opportunities for Canadians to succeed right across the country. Canada’s growth continues to be among the highest in the G7 and unemployment rates are at their lowest level since 1976. Businesses are benefitting, but this economic success has also created new challenges for some employers who have struggled to find enough workers to meet the high demand they are experiencing.

Ministers Tassi and Bibeau visit Université de Sherbrooke as it joins global age-friendly university initiative

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Seniors are an important part of our social fabric, and they contribute to building a stronger Canada. They have made countless contributions and we want to make sure they continue to do so in an age-friendly environment. That is why the Government of Canada is working to support older adults throughout the country and promote healthy aging and social inclusion for all Canadians.

Minister Hajdu to meet with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will be available to media following a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, discussing how the Government of Canada can help employers in Montreal continue to grow their businesses and the economy.

Nearly 3.7 million families across Canada, including over 48,000 in Laval, now receive the bigger Canada Child Benefit

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Helping hard-working, middle-class families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why two years ago the Government launched the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) to help families with the high cost of raising children. The CCB—which is targeted to middle-class families and those working hard to join the middle class—is simpler, tax free and more generous than previous child benefit programs.

Minister Duclos announces call for applicants for Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Through Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA), the Government of Canada aims to inspire Canadians from all walks of life to find new ways of making a difference in their communities. There is no one better to help select the recipients of a CVA than a committee made up of leaders and change makers in the volunteer community.

Backgrounder: Canada’s Volunteer Awards

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada is dedicated to recognizing the time and resources given by volunteers. The aim of the Canada Volunteer Awards is to nationally recognize the contributions individuals, not-for-profit organizations and businesses give to their communities through volunteering. Volunteering greatly benefits other government activities that engage individuals throughout communities and promotes partnerships which help to address persistent social problems.

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