Over $1 million in funding for local non-profit through the Government of Canada's Youth Internship Program
July 28, 2015 – Montréal, Quebec – Industry Canada
The digital economy is changing the realities of our everyday lives. In today's labour market, young adults who have not had the occasion to develop digital experience and skills can face barriers when looking for employment. By providing young Canadians with specialized training, the Government of Canada is helping them gain knowledge and important hands-on work experience so that they can successfully build their career path to high-skill employment opportunities.
Today, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, announced that Communautique will receive $1,057,538 in funding through the Youth Internship (YI) Program. Communautique is a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing citizen participation and economic and social development through information and communications technologies (ICT). It supports community engagement by promoting digital literacy, the adoption of ICTs and the development of related tools.
Funding provided through the YI Program will offset costs associated with hiring youth interns. These interns will in turn benefit from on-the-job work experience and ultimately improve their employability and marketability in the digital and knowledge-based economy.
The YI Program is one of several work experience programs administered by the Government of Canada and supports Digital Canada 150, a plan for ensuring Canada can take full advantage of the economic opportunities of the digital age.
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