Summer-job seekers got some good news this week from the feds and Mike Sullivan’s office: 88 young people will be hired with $250,000 in funding.
About 31 local organizations are getting money to hire students between 15 and 30 years old. The groups include the following groups from Weston:
- York West Active Living Centre,
- For Youth Initiative
Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis
- Westpark Health
- The Learning Enrichment Foundation
- Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
- Somali Immigrant Aid Organization
- Northwood Neighbourhood Services
- Unison Health
The funding for the jobs has come from the Canada Summer Jobs program, which gives a 100% wage subsidies to not-for-profits, and a 50% wage subsidy to businesses, who hire for jobs that support local services and priorities.
Interested students can contact Mike Sullivan’s office.