From The Manitoba Government:
The Manitoba government has provided more than $5.5 million to support nearly 800 community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks that are delivering Green Team projects during the summer of 2019, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.
“Green Team grants not only benefit our communities, but they give youth in Manitoba the opportunity to gain valuable work experience that can kick-start their careers,” said Wharton. “Projects are incredibly diverse, providing non-profit organizations with 100 per cent of wage costs and municipal governments with 50 per cent of wage costs.”
Green Team grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and municipal governments to hire youth to work on community projects between May and August.
”In 2018, Green Team programs accounted for more than 1,200 young Manitobans getting summer employment,” said Squires. “Our government is pleased to be investing in our youth by helping them get involved in our communities and parks throughout the province.”
The program is split into multiple streams including urban (Winnipeg) and hometown (all other municipalities) which hires youth between the ages of 15 and 29, and sustainable development (provincial parks) which hires youth between the ages of 16 and 24.
Participants work on a variety of community development projects that improve neighbourhoods, promote community involvement and help develop young leaders. Green Team funding through Manitoba Sustainable Development also supports provincial parks by creating roles for youth interested in working with wildlife, in forestry, or assisting at interpretive centres.
For more information on Green Team programs visit www.gov.mb.ca/mr/bldgcomm/greenteam.html.