The Provincial Government supported six projects
employing 16 individuals in the St. George's-Stephenville East area
through a maximum investment of up to $116,223 under the Job Creation
The funding resulted in the hiring of one individual
to work with the Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network as a youth
liaison to engage Aboriginal youth; the hiring of four individuals to
assist the Codroy Valley Development Association with enhancing the
local trail system and making improvements to the Holy Trinity Church;
and the hiring of four individuals to assist the Bay St. George South
Area Development Association with repairs and enhancements to the
Community Venue in Bay St. George South. The funding also provided for
the hiring of seven participants to help the Bay St. George Mi�Kmaq
Cultural Revival with the planning, implementation and delivery of the
Flat Bay Powwow which happened two weeks ago.
"Job Creation Partnership projects are a strong
example of how our government supports non-profit and community-oriented
groups to undertake initiatives that focus on supporting local and
regional needs," said the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human
Resources, Labour and Employment. "These specific projects not only help
stimulate economic activity, but also promote tourism, provide people
with a clear sense of the area's Aboriginal history, and help important
community and church organizations continue their mandates."
"I am very pleased to see these important Job Creation
Partnership projects approved," said the Honourable Joan Burke, MHA for
St. George's-Stephenville East. "These initiatives will help individuals
and organizations in the Bay St. George and Codroy Valley regions boost
heritage experience for visitors and complete projects that are focused
on long-term benefits for our communities and people."
Through Job Creation Partnerships, non-profit
community-based organizations, municipal governments and businesses
partner with the Provincial Government to address local priority needs.
Examples of potential partnership initiatives include maintenance and
repairs to community infrastructure, such as town halls and churches;
the beautification of public areas; and the staffing of businesses or
organizations. In addition to in-kind or in-cash contributions from
sponsors, Job Creation Partnership program funding is provided through
direct contributions to sponsors or through the extension of Employment
Insurance benefits for project participants.
On November 2, 2009, responsibility for Labour Market
Development Agreement (LMDA) programs and services, including the Job
Creation Partnership program, transferred from the federal government to
the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
For more information on the Labour Market Development
Agreement, including Job Creation Partnerships, please visit:
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