This grant supports not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations, and First Nation communities to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students. The summer employment positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The objectives of SEP are:

  • To provide quality, supervised work experience for students in summer positions that develop skills that are career-related and transferable to the general labour market.
  • To make positions available in communities throughout the province, particularly in areas of high unemployment (i.e. Northern Ontario).
  • To enable greater access to summer employment for students through an accessible and transparent recruitment process.
  • To provide transfer payments to eligible organizations within the key sectors noted above to support their capacity to deliver summer service and specific projects that align with the Ministry priorities outlined below.

Funding: up to $3,869

Deadline: February 15, 2022, 5pm EST

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