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Two Opportunities for Summer Student Funding
Canada Summer Jobs Program
The Canada Summer Jobs program is now accepting applications until Friday February 2/18.
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities
CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
For details click here.
Co-operative Education Incentive Funding:
Co-operative Education Incentive (CEI) funding helps NS employers hire talented Acadia University Co-op students for 4 or 8 months starting May 2018. Program guidelines are available online here.
Deadline to apply: January 26, 2018
CEI provides 50% of the wage, or $7.50/hour which is matched by you as the employer (plus 4% vacation pay and deductibles). Acadia Co-op work terms must be paid, discipline-related, and a minimum of 35 hours/week for a minimum period of 12 weeks.
To apply, send a detailed job description, including the following information:
Co-op funding is now being administered by the province through the LaMPSS online information system. LaMPSS Support can be reached toll-free at 1-877-404-7074.
Workplace Education Courses
The DABT will once again be partnering with CBDC to offer several workplace education courses. Each course will last 10 weeks (4 hours per week), and require a minimum of 10 participants to be put on. These Certificate Courses are free, but participants must be employed. All courses will take place at the CBDC office in Digby. The following courses are being offered:
Human Resources - Mondays from 12 pm - 4 pm
Online Marketing - Mondays from 5 - 9 pm
Basic Computer Skills - Wednesdays from 12 pm - 4 pm
Computer Skills including Excel - Wednesdays from 5 - 9 pm
To register, or if you have questions, please contact Karen Enright:
Detailed course descriptions can be found here:
Building Your Small Business Program
NSCC and Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre are collaborating to offer a new and innovative program for entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia. As the only offering of its kind in the province, the Building Your Small Business Program is designed to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship and increase support systems for entrepreneurs in our communities.
To learn more, click here.
Do you have an idea for how to prevention sexual violence? We want to fund it!
Although it can sometimes seem too large to solve, we know that sexual violence is preventable. With multiple organizations, groups and communities directing prevention initiatives, the responsibility of preventing sexual violence is shared by the collective community. With the long-term goal of reducing sexual violence, we must focus our approaches on ways to stop sexual violence from happening in the first place.
This fund is meant to support community-based primary prevention initiatives, expand best practices, better research & evaluation, and better use of technology; assist youth groups to reach out to peers in innovative ways; support marginalized populations including African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Let’s experiment with new ideas and methods, use technology, and try things that have not been done before. We want to expand the field of best practices for sexual violence prevention work and this is a key way to do it. Get your creative juices flowing!
• There are 2 grant applications - one for amounts up to $5,000 and the other up to $10,000
• This is a one year, non-renewable grant program
• Deadline December 15, 2017
Download guidelines: Guide
Download an application form: Form
For more information or to discuss a possible idea/application please contact:
Sarah Kay Granke, MSW, RSW
Specialist, Sexual Violence Prevention & Supports
Department of Community Services
T: 902-424-6841 | F: 902-424-0708
The province announced the $1-million Small Business ACCESS-Ability GRANT Program today to help Nova Scotia small businesses be more accessible.
The program supports the Accessibility Act, passed in April, with goals to make Nova Scotia accessible in six areas by 2030.
Funds are available for communication, such as accessible signs, public transportation, education and training, devices for disabled employees and customers, and eligible renovations.
Government will pay up two-thirds of projects up to:
For more information on the Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program, or to apply, click here.
The official opening reception will be on December 15th, starting at 10:30 am. Come in, take a tour, and kick off this new, exciting moment in the ever evolving, anything but conventional, Halifax story. You must RSVP for this event by December 5th.
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