FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Quebec City, QC – Alupa Clarke, Member of Parliament for Beauport – Limoilou, announces funding recipients of Canada Summer Jobs and New Horizons for Seniors in the federal riding of Beauport-Limoilou.
The MP for Beauport-Limoilou announced the grants that various local organizations will receive in relation to the Canada Summer Jobs and New Horizons for Seniors programs. Approximately one hundred Beauport-Limoilou organizations will share hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federal government.
For Canada Summer Jobs, organizations in Beauport-Limoilou will receive $555,760 and for the New Horizons for Seniors program, Beauport-Limoilou will receive $31,575.
“Like every year, our office played a big role in providing funding for Beauport-Limoilou organizations. Many organizations were receiving nothing, and we made sure that they would finally receive a portion of the grants.
“We ensured there would funds from the New Horizons program for the second time. This year, two organizations in the riding will benefit. This program is not known yet, and my office is working hard to make it known by our constituents,” explained MP Clarke.
Canada Summer Jobs will provide employment for youth between the ages of 15 and 30, for up to 13 weeks of work between April 24th to September 1st, 2019. 92 projects were awarded for Beauport-Limoilou, which represents a total of 160 jobs, and 42,068 hours of labour at a salary of $14.23/hour.
The goal of the New Horizons for Seniors Program is to promote volunteering among seniors and to encourage them to participate in society. Funding can be up to a maximum of $25,000 per project.
In Beauport-Limoilou, MP Clarke’s office arranged for the St-Odile Farmers’ Circle to receive $10,114 to renew and modernize their weaving equipment and to purchase a computer to promote their weaving activities for local seniors. The Farmers’ Circle of Beauport will also receive $21,643 to improve and modernize sewing and weaving equipment.
“I invite all organizations in Beauport-Limoilou to apply for next year to the Canada Summer Jobs and New Horizons programs,” said MP Clarke.
The application period for Canada Summer Jobs will be between December and January – specific dates will be known in the fall only. For New Horizons, the application period will be from late May to January – the exact dates are not yet known.
“I invite all interested organizations to contact my office if they have questions or if they wish to apply to one of the two programs! ”
For more information:
Office of Alupa Clarke, MP