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Neighbourwoods receives federal funding to hire local students

July 7, 2017

One of several federal grants made in the area to give students workplace experience

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ELORA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, was pleased to meet with Neighbourwoods as they were granted federal funding through Canada Summer Jobs, a program that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. This funding will allow Neighbourwoods to hire summer students, who will benefit from gaining valuable work experience.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience while boosting our local economy,” said Chong. “I have no doubt that these students will benefit from personal and professional growth during their time with Neighbourwoods.”

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people  (aged 15 to 30 years), and who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The program provides valuable work experience for students and supports organizations that provide important community services.

Neighbourwoods is a branch of the Elora Environment Centre that preserves the health of urban forests. It conducts tree inventories and tree plantings, while promoting stewardship and public awareness.

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