Job Opportunity for Youth Grant Program

In an effort to address the specific community need of youth employment, a NEW grant opportunity was developed in 2012. The Job Opportunity for Youth initiative provides charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations with grant funding to provide job opportunities for youth in our community.

The grants aim to support charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations to complete specific projects that will directly benefit their organization and to provide youth with economic opportunities by achieving some or all of the following goals:

  • Provide opportunities to learn about charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations
  • Develop skills for future employability
  • Support an important demographic of our community by providing mentoring and sharing skills, talents, knowledge and professional services
  • Link youth to meaningful economic opportunities that will help create stronger and more connected communities
  • Provide opportunities to build connections with employers

The CSCF expects that through these Job Opportunity for Youth grants, charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations can have a greater impact on our community. We know that these groups strive to meet the changing needs of our community by improving the quality of life for all residents.

As of 2016 over 42 students have had the benefit of gaining on the job experience through this grant intitative, at these local organizations:

  • Aron Theatre Cooperative Inc. - Marketing Intern
  • Artworth Trent Hills Art Camp - Assistant Camp Coordinators
  • Beehive Daycare - Early Childhood Education Assistants
  • Campbellford Incredible Edibles Festival - Marketing Coordinators
  • Campbellford Memorial Hospital - Positions in the Laboratory, Cardiac Testing, Mental Health, Restorative Care, and Finance 
  • Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation - Special Events Coordinator, Administrative Assistants
  • Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society - Cemetery Mapping Project
  • Community Care Northumberland - Community Outreach Assistant, Program Assistants
  • Campbellford Community Resource Centre/ Community Living Campbellford/Brighton - Cyberkidz.ca daycamp coordinator
  • Municipality of Trent Hills - Kennedy Park Canteen Attendant/Marketing
  • Seniors Wellness Taskforce - Seniors Wellness Road Map
  • Westben Arts Festival Theatre - Customer Service positions, Sound Intern, Production Intern
  • YMCA Northumberland Ontario Early Years Centre - Early Learning Specialist Support Staff

Article in Hospital Health Care pull-out section of The Community Press newspaper July 28, 2016 - see pages 4 & 5. Read more>>