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1. Skills Link High-Demand Occupations Project - Connecting Canadian Youth with Jobs in High-Demand Fields CFP-NHQ-1213-National/SL-001
The Government of Canada is presently accepting applications for funding from organizations interested in acting as Community Coordinators and receiving financial assistance for the delivery of Skills Link activities. In accordance with Budget 2012 commitments, the Government of Canada is enhancing the Youth Employment Strategy by increasing its support to Skills Link activities that connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand. A budget of $4.5M in 2012-2013 and $5M in 2013-2014 will be allocated to provide under-skilled and inexperienced youth with barriers to employment with applied employability skills development and private sector work experiences in high-demand occupations in Canada. Information on jobs in high demand fields will be made available on the Service Canada website.
The Government of Canada has identified a need for the following activities funded through Skills Link:
Employability Skills through Work Experience.
Skills Link is one of the three program streams of the Youth Employment Strategy. It is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment.
The objectives of the program are to help youth overcome barriers to employment, to help them develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.
The main outcomes of the Skills Link program focus on the skills acquired and the extent to which the program helped clients realize educational achievements, improve their employability and/or obtain employment.
For more information on the program, please refer to the Skills Link Terms and Conditions.
2. Career Focus High-Demand Occupations Project - Connecting Canadian Youth with Jobs in High-Demand Fields
The Government of Canada is presently accepting applications for funding from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance for the delivery of Career Focus activities. In accordance with Budget 2012 commitments, the Government of Canada is enhancing the Youth Employment Strategy by increasing its support to Career Focus activities that connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand. A budget of $18.5M in 2012-2013 and $19M in 2013-2014 will be allocated to connect more young Canadians with rewarding work experience in high-demand occupations. Information on jobs in high demand fields will be made available on the Service Canada website.
Career Focus is one of the three program streams of the Youth Employment Strategy. The program helps inexperienced post-secondary graduate Canadians ages 15 to 30 acquire the work experience, knowledge, advanced employability skills and information they need to prepare for the labour market and become leaders in their fields.
The objectives of the Career Focus program are to:
Increase the supply of highly qualified people;
Facilitate the transition of highly-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market;
Promote the benefits of advanced studies; and
Demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy.
The main outcomes of the Career Focus program focus on advanced skills acquisition through career-related work experiences and return to advanced-level studies.
For more information on the program, please refer to the Career Focus Terms and Conditions. http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/Callforproposals/career_focus/index.shtml
3. The Canada Cultural Investment Fund
The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) has launched a new call for proposals for its Strategic Initiatives component. Arts and heritage organizations now have until October 9, 2012 to submit proposals for projects with activities starting after October 1, 2013.
Since 2010-2011, Strategic Initiatives, one of the four components of the CCIF, has provided not-for-profit cultural organizations with financial support to help them become better rooted in their communities. These projects are intended to help them to be better equipped with tools to strengthen their management abilities, make strategic use of new technologies and diversify their revenues.
For more information on the component's objectives, eligibility criteria and forms, please visit the CCIF website or contact a program officer at 1-866-811-0055 or at email@example.com.
4. Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP) Call for Concept Papers 2012-2013
Deadline: October 29, 2012
Through this Call for Concept Papers (CFC), the Workplace Partnerships Directorate (WPD) is piloting the Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP). SIP aims to address current skills shortages and reduce the likelihood of new skills shortages, by supporting the development and dissemination of labour market intelligence. Connecting Canadians to the labour market intelligence needed to make informed human resources, career and training decisions will support a more systemic match between employers and job-seekers. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) announced this approach in July 2011.
5. New Award to Recognize Excellence in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Young Adult Literature
As the world prepares to celebrate International Literacy Day, a unique Canadian literary award and readership initiative recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors was launched on September 5 International Literacy Day.
Established by CODE – a Canadian charitable organization that has been supporting literacy and learning for over 50 years – in collaboration with William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada. The Award is now accepting submissions from Canadian publishers until May 1, 2013.
"First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders have longed stressed the importance of literacy and learning for youth in their communities and recommended the development of reading materials that are grounded in their culture and heritage," said CODE Executive Director Scott Walter. "With the new Award, we hope to help address this issue by celebrating the literary achievements of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and improving young readers' access to books that are engaging and meaningful to them."
The Award is the result of an ongoing close collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the Canada Council for the Arts, which will be responsible for administering the jury process.
The Award will be given annually to three English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors. A First Prize of $12,000, a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. In addition, publishers of the winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will ensure that First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada will have access to the books through their community's schools, libraries, or Friendship Centres.
Compiled by Manisha Khetarpal, http://librarypathwaysandfootprints.blogspot.ca
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