Job Creation Partnership programs announced for Lake Melville region

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Three Job Creation Partnership programs in the Lake Melville region, made possible by provincial government funding of $72,189, is hoped to help participants increase work experience, enhance job skills, and strengthen community infrastructure and development.
The total project cost, including contributions from project sponsors, is $118,129.
"These projects are examples of our government's ongoing commitment to non-profit and community-oriented groups, organizations that focus on supporting local and regional needs," said Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.
"This funding not only helps stimulate economic activity, it promotes health awareness, provides visitors with a clearer sense of this region's rich history, and helps an important national fundraising organization continue its mandate."
Under the first project, sponsored by the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador, one individual will gain work experience in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, through the promotion of a comprehensive, community-based solution to promote health and food security. As a co-ordinator, the participant will recruit new members to the Regional Food Security Working Group, complete an environmental scan of the region, and network with a multitude of organizations to help raise awareness of food security throughout the province.
The second project, sponsored by the Labrador Heritage Society, and located in North West River, will support two participants in a skills enhancement opportunity, as they complete renovations to the Labrador Heritage Museum and adjacent heritage buildings. Improvements to the buildings include insulating, installing gyproc, finishing floors, and completing entrance improvements.
The final project is sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society Newfoundland and Labrador division, and will be located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. One individual will work as the organization's community development assistant to help with program service delivery, fundraising, and administration and data entry. Along with gaining work experience and strengthening skills in planning and co-ordination, the participant will help the society provide a variety of practical and emotional support services to cancer patients and their families.

Organizations: Regional Food Security Working Group, Labrador Heritage Society, Labrador Heritage Museum Canadian Cancer Society Newfoundland and Labrador division

Geographic location: Lake Melville, Happy Valley, Goose Bay Newfoundland and Labrador North West River

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