This Week in Lloyd: Summer Jobs, Petition Presentation, and Community Survey

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield [usually works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.”

Summer Jobs Grant Applications Now Open for Employers

From the desk of our Member of Parliament was this notice that the application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2022 program is now open. The program helps young people between the ages of 15 and 30 find a summer workplace experience by providing opportunities for skill development at not-for-profits, small businesses and public sectors that support the delivery of key community services. Longfield’s press release included images of Genya and Talia who had CSJs at the Guelph Community Foundation and Second Change respectively.

“The Canada Summer Jobs program has a proven track record of providing opportunities for youth from coast-to-coast, and I’m excited to announce the launch of the 2022 employer application period,” said Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth. “To build a more resilient and inclusive labour market, we need to equip young Canadians with the skills they need to succeed, while also helping them overcome systemic barriers. I look forward to seeing these opportunities come to life, and I encourage all eligible employers to take advantage of this ambitious program.”

If you an employer with a summer job to fill, you can fill out the online application here.

Longfield Presents Climate Action Petition

On December 13, Longfield presented a petition in the House of Commons started by Bob Fanning from Guelph. The petition, which you can see on Open Parliament, asks the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to end fossil fuel subsidies, commit to workforce development for the green sector, strengthen human and workers rights, and to tax the country’s wealthiest people and corporations to pay for the transition to a cleaner environment along with other environmental efforts.

Deadline for Seniors Funding Coming Up

Tuesday December 21 is the deadline for application to the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Earlier this year, it was announced that nine Guelph groups were successful in applying for funding from New Horizons in 2020, the money is meant for “projects that will promote participation and inclusion of seniors as well as provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects for seniors.” To apply for funding, click here.

Still Time to Take Part in Community Survey

In his most recent community e-newsletter, Longfield sent a link to his community survey. “During the recent election this past fall, I heard from community members about the importance of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050; addressing housing affordability and homelessness; ensuring families have access to high quality, affordable child care; supporting seniors while improving long-term care; and ensuring Canada’s economy recovers and continues to grow,” he said, “This survey will help to ensure that my priorities are synchronized with the people of Guelph. As always, it is my intention to read your responses and ensure the Government of Canada hears our priorities.”

The deadline for submissions is January 31. You can find the link to the survey here.

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