The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has secured Government of Canada funding via Employment and Social Development Canada to support a "green jobs" program for youth. Officially entitled the Summer Work Experience Green Jobs Initiative, the Program will provide direct financial support (via wage subsidies) to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations, allowing them to offer new summer job positions that focus on green career-related activities.
The goals of the Green Jobs Initiative are to:
- Create meaningful job experiences for youth
- Build a generation of youth that will value nature close to home and potentially pursue an opportunity to build a career in the green job sector
- Generate much-needed support to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations to hire additional youth to advance their green priorities
New grants have now been launched by CPRA for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. Applications will be accepted until August 10th. For more information visit cpra.ca/green-jobs/