December 19, 2018

LINDSAY: Local MP Jamie Schmale is encouraging employers to apply for summer help through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. The CSJ application period is now open and applicants have until January 25, 2019 to submit.

CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Newly expanded eligibility criteria now includes all youth aged 15-30, and is no longer restricted to students.

This year, the Liberal government is changing the controversial attestation that was introduced for CSJ 2018. The removal of the attestation is a result of the concerted efforts of churches, community groups and members of the public who were outraged at Prime Minister Trudeau’s values test.

“While I am pleased to see the removal of the attestation, it does not remove the eligibility requirement that was put into effect last summer,” stated Schmale. “Public servants will assess applications and determine whether employers meet Trudeau’s values test criteria in order to receive funding.”

“I encourage local small businesses, and organizations to apply for funding. This program can benefit both employers and youth looking to gain experience,” said Schmale. “Last summer, $703,722 was received in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and dispersed to over 93 different employers for a total of 209 youth jobs.”

For more information on the Canada Summer Jobs program, please visit

Canada Summer Jobs 2019 – Local Priorities for Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock

The Canada Summer Jobs assessment criteria provide for the identification of local priorities within the assessment process. Local priorities may be added to ensure responsiveness to unforeseen circumstances or events. If there are special events identified in the course of assessment they will be recognized in the assessment.

Special Events

  • Summer festivals and events
  • Community celebrations
  • Agricultural fairs


  • Areas that do not have many summer jobs
  • Areas that experience high seasonal summer populations


  • Volunteer
  • Not-for-profit
  • Arts and culture
  • History
  • Tourism

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For more information contact:

Jamie Schmale, MP

(705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881​