Thursday, December 22
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Waverley Library: 285 Red River Road
Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers like you create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.
CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 or fewer employees. Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage. You could benefit from funding from the Government of Canada to help a student and help your business.
CSJ focuses on our local priorities, and I am also encouraging more employers to come forward with applications that support and complement a number of national priorities. These include:
- employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
- employers that hire Indigenous people;
- opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT);
- employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
- small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.
If you have hired a student in the past, you know how beneficial it can be for your organization. You also know first-hand how important it is for students to gain much-needed skills and experience and contribute to our community.
I encourage you to take advantage of this great program and apply for funding for students that you require to help you. By doing so, we will be able to provide more funding to even more local employers.
This year, applications are being accepted online from December 7, 2016 until January 20, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017.
For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or by calling 1-800-935-5555.
National Security Consultation
Please join the Honourable Patty Hajdu and MP Don Rusnak for a public meeting to discuss ideas as part of the Government of Canada’s consultation on national security:
When: Monday, November 7, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: West Thunder Community Centre: 915 Edward Street South
Please RSVP to Patty.Hajdu.C1B@parl.gc.ca
The Government wants to hear your opinions and ideas on Canada’s national security laws and policies to keep you safe and to safeguard our rights and freedoms.
A number of topics will be covered during the meeting. To guide the discussion we’ll offer a presentation and ask for your thoughts on specific questions:
- What steps should the Government take to strengthen the accountability of Canada’s national security institutions?
- Preventing radicalization to violence helps keep our communities safe. Are there particular prevention efforts that the Government should pursue?
- In an era, in which the terrorist threat is evolving, does the Government have what it needs to protect Canadians’ safety while safeguarding rights and freedoms?
In addition, a consultation paper and supporting materials are available online.
If you’re not able to attend, you can also contribute to the general discussion online at Canada.ca/national-security-consultation until December 1st, 2016.
For more information, please visit: Canada.ca/national-security-consultation
Minister of Democratic Institutions, Maryam Monsef hosted an open public community dialogue event intended to raise awareness of electoral reform and provide an opportunity for Canadians to share their views on this important issue.
If you were unable to attend in person, there are still ways to ensure that your voice is heard:
- Provide a submission through this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/electoral-reform/participate-in-canadian-federal-electoral-reform-consultations.html
- Contact my office either by phone 807-766-2090 or email Patty.Hajdu@parl.gc.ca and we will happily record your feedback to submit
Submissions must be made by Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P. Thunder Bay-Superior North
Environmental Town Hall
MP Patty Hajdu meet with community members in Thunder Bay — Superior North to discuss climate change and clean growth.
Defence Town Hall with MPs Patty Hajdu & DON RUSNAK
Thank you for attending the National Defence Town Hall with Hon. Patty Hajdu (MP Thunder Bay-Superior North) and MP Don Rusnak (MP Thunder Bay – Rainy River)!
Canada Post Town Hall & Consultation
Thank you to everyone who attended our community consultation on Saturday July 23rd.
If you were unable to attend, you can submit your thoughts online at: Canada.ca/canadapostreview
Some key question to consider are: How to you anticipate using Canada Post in the future? What type of mail delivery service do you have, and what do you like about it? What matters to you most when using Canada Post? How often do you use Canada post to receive and pay your bills, send letters or gifts, and receive online orders?