New ­funding for youth­ ­employment in the ­Townships

By Gordon Lambie

Samuel Poulin, Parliamentary assistant to the Premier on youth, and François Bonnardel, Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Estrie Region were in the town of Lac Mégantic on Monday to announce $2.1 million in financial aid for the Place aux jeunes en region project in the Estrie region over the next five years. The project, which encourages young people to move to the regions and also works to encourage people 18-35 years old to stay nearby by helping to build employment connections and community links, already has initiatives in the Coaticook, du Granit, Haut-Saint-François, des Sources, Val-Saint-François and Memphrémagog MRCs as well as an English language version “Make way for YOUth” which is run by Townshippers’ Association. “It is important for young people to be able to make their presence felt everywhere in Quebec, and initiatives such as Place aux jeunes en région help to reach this goal,” Poulin said. See full story in the Tuesday, Nov. 19 edition of The Record.

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