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  1. The Government of Canada and Mitacs announce $2.5M in funding for student internships to drive innovation
  2. In September 2020, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), in collaboration with Infrastructure Canada, launched a mobility and public transit Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition.
  3. Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, accompanied by Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam, will announce Youth Employment and Skills Strategy funding for projects that will help youth overcome barriers in the workforce.
  4. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s young people—particularly young Canadians with disabilities—have been among the most affected. During National AccessAbility Week, it is important to recognize the many contributions that Canadians with disabilities have made and continue to make in our communities, and to ensure that they have the tools they need to succeed now and into the future.
  5. The Supports for Student Learning Program funds youth-serving organizations at the national, regional and local levels to provide Canadian learners with the supports needed to graduate high school, transition to and succeed in post-secondary education.
  6. The YESS is a Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 11 federal departments and agencies, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. ESDC’s YESS program supports organizations that provide job placements and skills development services to young people, as well as a broad range of supports such as job coaching, mental health support, clothes for job interviews, day care services for parents and subsidized Internet access to help with job searches.
  7. The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2020 Exploration competition has awarded funds to support 117 research projects across Canada that bring diverse disciplines together in pursuit of breakthrough ideas and high-reward outcomes.
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.
  9. Government of Canada invests to help youth facing barriers to employment in Western Canada
  10. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, accompanied by Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, will announce the launch of two calls for proposals. These proposals will fund projects that support the most vulnerable people in communities across Canada.
  11. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home.
  12. More than ever, Canadians are relying on a good Internet connection for work, school, finances and health care, making access to high-quality and affordable services essential.
  13. Thanks to a $1.67-million joint investment made as part of Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed, 310 households in the La Mitis RCM will have access to high-speed Internet services by September 2022. The project will be implemented by TELUS.
  14. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will participate in a virtual discussion hosted by Mitacs on Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  15. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement for Mental Health Week.
  16. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  17. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people—particularly those facing barriers to employment—get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. CSJ is delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada.
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the everyday lives of Canadians, particularly young people who are facing unprecedented challenges, with fewer jobs, disruptions in their studies and overall uncertainty of the future.
  19. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.
  20. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, and the Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, today issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s report on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB):
  21. The Government of Canada will respond to the first reports related to COVID‑19 and the report on Investing in Canada Plan from the Auditor General of Canada.
  22. The Government of Canada continues to help and support Canadian families and workers struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Over the past year, this support has included the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, three recovery benefits and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.