Government Launches Students Supporting Communities Program



Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, announced $300,000 in funding to launch a new Students Supporting Communities Program.

The program provides a $3,500 grant to organizations that enables them to hire students to help seniors and other vulnerable groups facing social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.


This includes:

  • $2,880 to hire a 30 hour per week position for eight weeks at $12.00/hour (this can be one position at 30 hours or two part-time);

  • $432 for mandatory employment related costs; and,

  • $188 for incidentals related to position (e.g., gas allowance; long distance charges).

The call for applications from employers, including community organizations, will open Friday, May 15, 2020.

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