Manitoba investing $10M in Green Team projects to help create thousands of jobs for youth

By | May 12, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is investing $10 million to help support community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks providing Green Team projects this summer – nearly double the size of the 2019 investment.

The premier made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday.

“We recognize the important role meaningful work provides for young people in our province and we know that the private sector is struggling right now,” said Premier Brian Pallister.

“As we’ve seen with the latest StatsCan employment numbers, so it’s important that we, through our government programs up our game and support community-based organizations in creating jobs and opportunities across the province.”

Green Team grants are given to non-profits and municipal governments to hire youth and young adults to work on community projects from May to August.

The province noted the $10 million in funding should support over 2,000 jobs.

This is a developing story, more details to come.

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