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Canada : Government of Canada Increases Funding for Work Experiences for Canadian Youth in Heritage Sector.

Mr. Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced today that the Government of Canada is investing an additional $5.5 million in the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program. Mr. Fillmore made the announcement on behalf the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.

The increased funding will result in a larger budget of $13.4 million for the programs organizations in 2019-20, which will allow for the creation of more than 2,000 short-term, summer jobs for students and post-university graduates aged 30 and under. The new support will also help support more than 1,000 heritage institutions across Canada. The Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program aims to help Canadian students and graduates gain the skills and experience they need to enter the labour market and consider careers in the heritage and cultural sectors. It also allows heritage organizations to meet their needs and address succession issues.

Canadian Heritage funds this programs organizations through five national deliver partners: the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Council of Archives, the National Trust for Canada, the Fdration des milieux documentaires and the Cultural Human Resources Council. These non-government organizations serve their respective heritage and cultural communities.

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Our government is proud to reinforce its commitment to Canadian youth across the country. This funding increase is one of the measures our government is taking to support young Canadians by providing them with valuable work experience that will help to enhance their knowledge and experience in the culture and heritage sector.

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

With this support, our government is helping prepare the next generation of Canadians in the heritage sector. Through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, thousands of young Canadians will have the opportunity to learn about our nations cultural landscape as they work with organizations involved in preserving and promoting Canadian stories.

Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament (Halifax)

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