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  1. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, announced the launch of the Upgrade Your Skills advertising campaign to inform Canadians about financial supports and programs available to help them gain the skills needed to succeed in today’s labour market. The campaign runs from February 5 until March 31, 2024, and targets youth (age 18 to 24) looking to start their career and adults (age 25 to 54) looking to upskill and change or improve their career.
  2. The next generation of innovators will be critical to finding forward-thinking, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of a swiftly changing world. In Nova Scotia, the Government of Canada is helping Cape Breton University develop the high-quality educational infrastructure needed to advance important research and learning, and help future innovators reach their full potential.
  3. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, will make an announcement regarding funding for Cape Breton University.
  4. Over $8.8 million through PrairiesCan will help connect youth and underrepresented Canadians to new career opportunities across diverse sectors
  5. Over $8.8 million through PrairiesCan will help connect youth and underrepresented Canadians to new career opportunities across diverse sectors
  6. Minister Boissonnault to announce federal support for inclusive and accessible hands-on learning opportunities to meet the needs of Alberta businesses.
  7. On December 6, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jenni Gibbons will connect with over 500 students around the globe to discuss Canada's role in lunar exploration.
  8. Annual SSHRC Impact Awards celebrate outstanding research contributions made by Canadian scholars
  9. Government of Canada launches call for proposals for the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program
  10. When young people have the skills and experience they need to join the workforce, communities and the economy both benefit. That is why the Government of Canada supports youth at every stage of their journey towards a bright future through its comprehensive array of youth programming, that includes Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ).
  11. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, will be in Edmonton, along with the Honourable Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy, and Trade for Alberta, to announce new funding to Alberta through labour market agreements.
  12. Today, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, issued the following statement to highlight Education Savings Week 2023 in Canada
  13. Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, announced a $95,500 non-repayable ACOA contribution to the Ingonish Development Society (IDS) to develop a regional tourism strategy.
  14. New and improved docks and boardwalk offer better experience for paddlers and spectators
  15. As part of her visit to Cape Breton, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will meet with local leaders and stakeholders and make two announcements that will drive economic momentum in Nova Scotia.
  16. Improvements to the Ship Hector site will better tell the story of the first Scottish emigrants to come directly from Scotland to Nova Scotia
  17. Atlantic Canada’s rich multicultural heritage is central to the region’s identity, and supports a strong, vibrant, and welcoming society that attracts visitors and newcomers from around the world. The Government of Canada is investing to ensure that Acadian community art and culture, and the French language, continue to flourish in Nova Scotia.
  18. Statement by Minister Ien on International Youth Day
  19. Parks Canada partners with organizations to employ youth across Canada to protect natural and cultural heritage.
  20. Government of Canada to announce funding for Acadian arts and culture facility
  21. When young people learn, work and succeed, Canada thrives. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in youth, so that they get the education, the experience, and the job opportunities to build a stronger Canada for generations to come.
  22. Getting involved and giving back to communities through youth volunteer opportunities is a fantastic way to build leadership skills, grow personal and professional networks, and impact local communities in a positive way. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in volunteer service opportunities for youth through the Canada Service Corps (CSC).
  23. Backgrounder: Canada Service Corps for youth
  24. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays a key role in ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. The CBSA announced today that charges have been laid against Brijesh Mishra, a citizen of India, for immigration-related offences.
  25. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, together with the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, will welcome new Officer Cadets during this year’s graduation ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard College. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
  26. Today, Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), has announced the winners of the 10th edition of the 2023 Storytellers Challenge. SSHRC’s annual Storytellers Challenge calls on postsecondary students to demonstrate—in up to three minutes or 300 words—how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.
  27. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced that six research projects on gender-based violence will receive more than $3.5 million from the Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative.
  28. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  29. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Porters Lake Commnity Service Organization.
  30. As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.
  31. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  32. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the LAC Foundation invite members of the media to attend the 2023 Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards ceremony.
  33. The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), David Vigneault, issued the following statement regarding the CSIS 2022 Public Report released today.
  34. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $1.4 billion in support for 11 large-scale research initiatives in strategic areas, through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). This investment will allow researchers at Canadian institutions to capitalize on the strengths of their respective research areas, and attract capital and world-class talent.
  35. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be joined by Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and others at Concordia University to announce the recipients of the 2022 Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
  36. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced more than $200 million in support for Canadian-led interdisciplinary, international, high-risk and high-reward research through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). Through three different NFRF competitions, the government will support 195 projects.
  37. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is accepting applications for the 2023 Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.
  38. Today, Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. will be in Ontario to highlight Budget 2023 investments to fight climate change and create new opportunities for Canadian businesses and the workers of today and tomorrow.
  39. Canada thrives when youth have access to the education they need to achieve their full potential. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in young people to ensure that they have the financial supports they need to complete their studies and successfully transition from school to the workforce.
  40. On February 24, 2023, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered keynote remarks at the 2023 Canadian Nuclear Association conference. She spoke about the CNSC’s global leadership in regulatory readiness, noting three key areas in which the CNSC positively influences its role as a leader: international harmonization and collaboration, ensuring regulatory readiness at home, and demonstrating commitment to building trust.
  41. Grants to highlight research insights and identify gaps on the issue of gender-based violence
  42. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced nearly $4 million in funding to the OCAD University to support The Mindful Campus Initiative, which will help to enhance students’ coping and resilience skills and create a supportive environment in which emerging creative artists and designers, including those from marginalized communities, can flourish.
  43. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  44. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  45. Montréal-based engineering training and research establishment receives $2M in financial assistance from CED.
  46. Canada’s nuclear regulator to co-host public webinar showcasing efforts in Canada and United Arab Emirates on gender equity in STEM
  47. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region and hosting national sporting events can generate significant economic benefits by attracting visitors outside the traditional tourism season. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex Corporation (CBHRCC), in partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU), to revitalize the community’s multi-sport recreation facility.
  48. Montréal-based engineering training and research institution receives nearly $4M in financial assistance from CED.
  49. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the five recipients of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) 2022 Impact Awards. These awards are the highest honour bestowed by SSHRC. They recognize outstanding Canadian researchers and their research achievements, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or entirely by SSHRC.
  50. A summer job plays an important role in a young person’s career. It puts money in their pockets for the rest of the year, and helps them get the skills they need to work toward a career of choice. The pool of capable, dynamic and diverse talent available to employers also increases during the summer months.