The Youth Care II class at the New Brunswick Community College - Miramichi Campus is teaming up with Criminology students at St. Thomas to assist them in their "StuMitts" campaign. The campaign is to bring awareness to child poverty through the collection of new and slightly used mittens for children and youth who are less fortunate.
Donations made in Miramichi will stay in Miramichi and we will disperse the mittens through the school district, local agencies and the food bank.
We have a donation box at our Miramichi and Ottawa offices to collect pair of slightly used or new mittens.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a perfect time to reflect on what we can do to stay cyber safe.
Cyber security matters to everyone, every day. We often hear stories about how vulnerable computers are to viruses, how we all need to protect our personal information online, and how internet fraudsters continue to target the vulnerable. With one false click of a mouse, we can lose money, assets, even our very identities. It all might seem overwhelming, but there are many quick and easy things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones online.
For that reason, the Government of Canada created GetCyberSafe.ca, a one-stop resource with information about online risks and the simple steps we can take to protect ourselves and our devices. There, you will find promotional material, including a poster and printable brochure with key tips on staying safe online.
We can all benefit from being safer online. For more information and to find simple ways to protect while you connect, visit GetCyberSafe.ca.
You can lose everything. Or you can protect everything. It’s that easy.
Campbellton, New Brunswick, August 28, 2013—The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today announced new measures introduced by the Harper Government that will equip young Canadians with skills and work experience needed to get jobs in high-demand fields.
“Our government is committed to creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity all across Canada,” said Minister of State Bergen. “Initiatives like this will connect youth with in-demand jobs while ensuring that Canada’s economy benefits from the skills and talents of young Canadians. By investing in youth today, we are making sure they are ready to become Canada’s future workers and contribute to our long-term prosperity.”
“As Canada faces skills shortages across various sectors and regions, it’s more important than ever to capitalize on the skills and talent of young Canadians,” said Minister Valcourt. “Through the Economic Action Plan, our government’s Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow.”
Minister Valcourt’s announcement is one of a series taking place across the country. The Youth Employment Strategy will help over 1 900 youth through $24 million in projects across the country, equipping them with the hands-on experience they need to start their careers in high-demand areas such as the skilled trades, tourism and health sciences, while also helping employers address acute skilled labour shortages.
R2 Ressources humaines is benefiting from over $1.2 million from the Career Focus program through Economic Action Plan 2012 to help recent graduates gain useful experience for their future careers through paid internships in high-demand fields such as transportation and electronic manufacturing. Approximately, 144 youth will benefit from this project funding. Career Focus is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES).
“R2 Ressources Humaines offers businesses solutions for recruitment, selection and labour development challenges,” said Reno Haché, Director, R2 Ressources Humaines. “Also, we cooperate with government agencies and insurance companies to encourage job opportunities and return to work. Today, we are proud to continue our partnership with the Government of Canada to facilitate job opportunities for highly qualified youth.”
Youth employment programs are part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to connect Canadians with available jobs. Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes new measures to equip Canadians with the skills and training they need to fill skills shortages and succeed in the Canadian labour market. These new measures include the Canada Job Grant, which will invest in skills training for unemployed and underemployed Canadians, better ensuring they are qualified to fill the high-quality, well-paying jobs available. Economic Action Plan 2013 is also creating opportunities for apprentices and providing support to under-represented groups such as Canadians with disabilities, Aboriginal people, newcomers and youth.
The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.
The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace.
With annual funding of approximately $300 million, YES helps youth—particularly those facing barriers to employment—obtain career information, develop skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, which creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer. Since 2006, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped more than 555 000 young people upgrade their skills, to the benefit of the Canadian economy. Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment—including youth who are single parents, youth with disabilities, young newcomers and youth in rural and remote areas—to develop the skills and gain the experience needed to find a job or the confidence to return to school. Skills Link is receiving over $4.9 million through this Economic Action Plan initiative to connect youth with in-demand jobs. Since 2006, the Skills Link initiative has helped over 179 000 youth find better employment or return to school for skills upgrading.
Career Focus provides funding to employers to hire young post-secondary graduates to give them career-related work experience and help them acquire skills to transition into the job market. Career Focus is receiving over $19 million through this Economic Action Plan initiative to connect youth with in-demand jobs. Since 2006, the Career Focus initiative has helped over 26 000 post-secondary students acquire crucial skills to help them transition into the labour market.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
To learn more about Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy and other youth employment initiatives, visit youth.gc.ca.