Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA)
06/12/19 - for Fall 2019 Jobs
Wage subsidies of up to $5,712 per youth to Canada nonprofits, municipalities, Indigenous communities, and other organizations that offer green jobs to local youth. Funding is intended to include high school and post-high school youth in a variety of settings, including rural, remote, urban, and Indigenous communities. Efforts will also be taken to ensure that the program reaches youth at risk, youth with disabilities, visible and language minorities, new Canadians, and Indigenous youth.
The goals of the Green Jobs Initiative are to:
- Create meaningful job experiences for youth
- Build a generation of youth that will value nature close to home and potentially pursue an opportunity to build a career in the green job sector
- Generate much needed support to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations to hire additional youth to advance their green priorities
Applications must focus on the development of new green jobs for youth. In this context, the following definitions should be adhered to:
- A job is considered ‘New’ if the position has been created for the Summer 2019 and is not a continuation of a current position
- ‘Green Job’ is a broad interpretation including (but not limited to) park horticulture and landscaping, parks operations, parks planning, parks technicians, biodiversity, outdoor play/park facilitators, parks ambassadors or interpreters
- ‘Youth’ is defined as those being 15-30 years of age. Youth must have been registered as full time students in the previous academic year, and intend to return to school on a full time basis in the next academic year
The following expenditures are eligible for funding and included in this amount:
- Salary support
- Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs) – Employers are required by law to pay the MERCs for their employees. These costs include Employment Insurance premiums, Canada or Quebec Pension Plan contributions, vacation pay, Workers’ Compensation premiums or equivalent liability insurance (if applicable), health insurance and parental insurance premiums in Quebec and Ontario, the Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Health and Education Levy in Manitoba.
- Additional support may be available on a case by case basis for disability support, dependent support (ex. childcare), and transportation accommodations (more than 150km from residence to job location).
GrantWatch ID#: 184125
Approximate distribution of jobs will be as follows: 600 jobs in Summer 2018; 100 jobs in Fall 2018/Winter 2019; 600 jobs in Summer 2019; 100 jobs in Fall 2019.
The maximum wage subsidy offered through this program is $5,712.00 for each youth/job.
The first eligible date of work for the 2019 summer program is April 1, 2019. The last eligible date of work is August 30, 2019.
The first eligible date of work for the 2019 fall program is September 1, 2019. The last eligible date of work is December 31, 2019.
Work terms can be variable, lasting between 4-16 weeks in duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All questions on how to apply should be directed to your Regional Project Managers: https://www.cpra.ca/contact
National Program Manager:
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
1180 Walkley Road
PO Box 83069
Ottawa, ON, K1V 2M5
Tel: (613) 523-5315
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