Canada Summer Jobs Attestation Tag

16 Jan 2018 Governing Liberals block pro-life organizations from accessing Canada Summer Jobs Program funding

Jonathon Van Maren, Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform Blaise Alleyn, Toronto Right to Life Association Tabitha Ewert, Articling Student There's been a major development in a federal policy on student employment funding. Shortly before they went home for Christmas, Members of Parliament were briefed on changes to the rules for the Canada Summer Jobs program for 2018. The biggest change is that any organization looking for government subsidies to hire students this summer will need to sign on to an attestation which says: "Both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights...

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12 Jan 2018 More information on the Canada Summer Jobs program: does it really block pro-life organizations?

ARPA Canada has received some questions about the Canada Summer Jobs program and about our statement that "The Government is intentionally seeking to prevent organizations that hold pro-life views - even if they do not do pro-life advocacy - to receive funding." Specifically how does this statement line up with Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent comments as reported in the National Post. The following is ARPA’s response: To start, our opinion is that the government intended to prevent certain groups from receiving funding, but its attestation requirement is having a wider effect. There are a lot of...

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12 Sep 2017 Funding Pro-Life Internships

Jonathon Van Maren, Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform This year, under pressure from the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada the federal government decreed that it wouldn’t be providing any Canada Summer Jobs grants to organizations that were involved in pro-life activism. The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, which had been approved for $150-thousand dollars’ worth of internships was directly impacted. Director Jonathon Van Maren says once the government decided that pro-lifers would no longer qualify for any of the grant money, they were forced to take their need to Canadian pro-lifers. “We said...

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25 Apr 2017 Summer student job funding pulled from pro-life group

Jonathon Van Maren, Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform The federal government has applied what amounts to a “values test” to determine eligibility for funding on the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The program is supposed to provide wage subsidies for employers to help them train full-time students, and to provide those students with some income so they don’t have to rely exclusively on student loans to fund their education. However, the government is looking at changing the rules to ensure that no Liberal MPs would be allowed to allocate money to any pro-life...

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