NOHFC Youth Internship Grants Announced

Business Report

Business ReportTHUNDER BAY –  BUSINESS – “Our government recognizes that young people are one of the North’s most precious resources and the NOHFC is committed to helping them find job placements and build strong careers here in the Northwest and in communities across our great region,” share Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

The intent of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s (NOHFC) Northern Ontario Internship Program is to strengthen the region’s competitive advantage and build economic development capacity by attracting and retaining graduates in the North.

The program provides recent graduates who are interested in launching and building their careers in Northern Ontario access to internships.

Recent grant recipients of the NOHFC Northern Ontario Youth Internship Program:

APPLICANT

INTERNSHIP

NOHFC

FUNDING

The Phelps Group Inc.

Recruitment Specialist Intern

$15,600

Ontario Native Women’s Foundation

Events Coordinator Intern

$31,499

Ontario Native Women’s Foundation

Development Officer Intern

$31,499

Community Clothing Assistance

Business Planning Intern

$31,500

Thunder Bay Community Foundation

Fundraising Intern

$31,500

Confederation College

Enrolment Advisor Intern

$31,500

“Our investments are creating jobs for budding entrepreneurs and young interns, and further diversifying the Thunder Bay area economy. The NOHFC’s Northern Ontario Youth Internship Program provides invaluable experiences to recent graduates in communities all across Northern Ontario. This program is just one of many great examples of our government’s commitment to building a strong and thriving Northern workforce,” stated Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

QUICK FACTS

·  NOHFC’s Northern Ontario Youth Internship Program provides young northerners with access to work placements and internships that will serve as a springboard to rewarding and successful careers.  By investing in our highly skilled young workforce, Northern Ontario employers prepare them for future employment right here in the north.