Success of Canada Summer Job Program, MP Chandra Arya, Nepean
As your Member of Parliament for Nepean, I’m proud to announce the success of this year’s Canada Summer Jobs program in our riding. Under CSJ we were able to fund over 80 businesses and organizations throughout Nepean, providing extra help for employers, and valuable paid work experience for students.
I had the opportunity to visit many of the local businesses that received CSJ funding including some private-sector employers employers like Studio 63 and Overburden Drilling Management, not-for-profit organizations like Spectrum Intervention Group, Nepean Housing and Multifaith Housing, various places of worships including a synagogue, a mosque and several churches.
Studio 63 is a multi-award winning product design studio in Ottawa, specializing in sporting gear, consumer electronics, high end audio and automotive innovation constructed through a 3D printing process. Overburden Drilling Management is the only independent, commercial laboratory in North America to offer electric-pulse disaggregation services for the liberation of mineral grains from rock samples. Spectrum Intervention Group is a Nepean organization that helps children diagnosed with autism spectrum or related disorders achieve meaningful gains in their home, school and community.
Some of the places of worship I visited that received funding this year include, Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad, SNMC Mosque, Bells Corners United Church, St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Church of the Living Word in Ottawa and Christ Church Bell’s Corners.
Through my visits with CSJ funding recipients, I was able to gain a first-hand understanding of the work these unique Nepean organizations do, and see the benefits the program has on both students and employers.
Wherever you go in Canada, parents are working hard to provide for their kids. We believe in supporting Canada’s middle class and people working hard to join it.
That’s why last month we increased the CCB (which is tax free) to keep pace with the cost of living in Canada, two years in advance of what we planned. This means more money for families that need it most, making it easier for Canadians to keep up with the rising costs of living. Over the last year in Nepean, there were a total of 14,980 CCB payments made that benefitted 27,320 children. The average payment was $5,580 tax free for a total of $81,705,000.