FedNor has been investing in youths for more than three decades
Thunder Bay, ON, Young Canadians have the talent and drive to succeed, and local employers are eager to benefit from their unique perspectives. Providing opportunities for young graduates to prove themselves and for organizations and businesses to access a skilled and enthusiastic workforce is precisely what a Government of Canada internship initiative is doing in Northern Ontario.
Since its inception more than three decades ago, FedNor’s youth internship initiative has helped create more than 1750 jobs for local youth.
Federal government supports youth and recovery efforts in Northern Ontario
Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, announced a FedNor investment of $31,500 to help maximize the economic potential of Chippewa Park’s 100th anniversary celebrations. This strategic investment will enable The Friends of Chippewa Park to hire a youth intern as a project coordinator for a one-year period.
As a result of COVID-19, Chippewa Park had to scale back its 2020 summer operations. Hiring a youth intern to support the Park’s recovery efforts will ensure a smooth re-opening, as well as help maximize the park’s planned 100th anniversary activities in 2021. While on the job, the youth intern will gain valuable hands-on experience related to community economic development, marketing and fundraising.
The investment highlights the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting young Canadians through this difficult time. Helping young people acquire essential on-the-job training will help position Northern Ontario on a course for sustainable growth and future prosperity. Initiatives like the one announced today will only become more important as our economy rebuilds and evolves in the years to come.