Value: Participating employers may be eligible to receive a wage incentive of $3.00 per hour for up to an 8-week period (minimum 15 hours per week; maximum 8 hours per day; maximum 40 hours per week).
Partners With Youth is a joint initiative of the Departments of Children and Youth Opportunities and Intergovernmental Affairs. Projects will provide a variety of activities aimed at providing employability skills training and/or work experience placements that will prepare project participants for employment. Additional components may include academic upgrading, specific skills training, job preparation and job search techniques.
Funds may be available within the project for wage incentives to encourage private sector employers to hire project participants. Projects are also encouraged to apply for funding from other sources. Specific outcomes for the projects will depend on the individual project goals, but it is expected that they will improve the participants’ general employability, prepare them for further training, job search or result in direct employment placement.
MB4Youth Branch will contract with non-profit organizations, community- based groups, institutions and private agencies to develop and deliver project activities.
o Eligible participants are youth 18 – 29 years of age, who are receiving income assistance or unemployed youth facing *multiple barriers to employment.
o *MB4Youth defines individuals with multiple barriers as:
o Having had contact with justice, child or social welfare systems
o Member of an affirmative action group (Indigenous, visible minority, person with a disability)
o Having health, drug and/or alcohol related issues
o Lacking personal supports or skills to make the transition to work
o Lacking academic skills (school drop-out or at risk of dropping out)
Costs associated with the delivery of the various projects, including staff salaries and operating expenses. Where possible, income assistance participants will be eligible to remain on assistance until they secure paid employment.
o Margaret Grandy | 204-945-2930 or toll-free, 1-800-282-8069 ext. 2930
o Kristy Boyko | 204-945-8115 or toll-free, 1-800-282-8069 ext. 8115