Type of Program:
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will contribute up to 100% of the salary or participation fees, to a maximum of $10,000, for youth to become Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) ambassadors. Create innovative work-integrated-learning initiatives that will have a positive community impact.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to 100% of the salary or participation fees, to a maximum of $10,000, for youth to become Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) ambassadors.
The funding can be used as a traditional wage subsidy, covering up to 100% of an intern’s salary up to a maximum of $10,000. The subsidy will be paid as a reimbursement upon receipt of financial documents such as paystubs showing CPP & EI contributions.
The funding can also be used for skills-based special initiatives covering up to a maximum of $750 per youth and $10,000 per initiative. For example, a municipality could organize a one-week composting contest and offer a prize of $750 each for up to 13 participating youth. Another example is a company that organizes an SDG hack-a-thon over a weekend and provides a participation premium of $500 each for up to 20 participating youth. The funding will be paid as a reimbursement upon receipt of invoices and proof of payments made.
When It Ends:
Closed for 2020
2021 deadlines to be announced
Eligible employers must:
Interns must be:
Special initiatives may be time-limited and include hack-a-thons, competitions, audits, etc. that may not fit a part-time or full-time schedule. For example, they could last a week, a weekend, etc. Examples of activities that youth can do to help advance the SDGs:
The applicant must register as an employer and create an online account on Career-Launcher website.
Other Things to Note:
Inspired by CICan 5-year Strategic Plan 2019-2024, the ImpAct initiative, aims to support colleges and institutes in achieving their shared vision of Better Futures for Peoples and Communities. Backed by the McConnell Foundation and placed under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, it builds on the common values and aspirations of CICan members and is designed to amplify the college and institute system’s contributions to economic and social development, community well-being and a sustainable future by supporting deliberate and collaborative approaches.
All subsidies for the ImpAct Internships program have been fully allocated. New applications will be accepted on a waitlist and we will contact these applicants should any new funding become available. We want to thank everyone for applying and for making the program a success! We hope to renew the program in the summer of 2021. Stay tuned in 2021!
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