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.
$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.