Just this afternoon, Ministers Tina Mundy, Sonny Gallant and Heath MacDonald of our Liberal Government announced funding plans designed to support community groups and not for profit organizations working to strengthen Islanders abilities to connect and succeed in our growing economy!
“In 2017, we saw continued strong economic performance in the province and we have a positive outlook into 2018,” said Finance Minister Heath MacDonald. “We are pleased to build on our investments to help Islanders create a successful future for themselves and our communities. One of the best ways we can achieve this is by partnering with community organizations that work directly with Islanders and continue to set a high benchmark of success.”
Organizations receiving funding are:
- The East Prince Youth Development Centre – $75,000
The organization will work with social assistance, disability support and newcomers clients in Prince County to build skills and help them connect with employment opportunities here in PEI.
- PEI Reach Foundation – $150,000
PEI Reach Foundation will receive funding to support youth who are recovering from mental health and addictions challenges as they develop additional work skills to enter or re-enter the workforce.
- Adventure Group – $225,000
Funding for the Adventure Group will support year two of the Harvest and Prosper program connecting farmers and other employers in the Queens County and Kings County areas with social assistance and disability support clients, and newcomers looking for jobs and new opportunities in Prince Edward Island.
- Construction Association of PEI – $295,000
The PEI Construction Association has received renewed funding to support year two of Team Construction, helping another 20 young Islanders to receive training and employment in the construction industry, make valuable connections, and gain exposure to a high-paying jobs in the construction sector.
- PEI Literacy Alliance – $150,000
The PEI Literacy Alliance will also receive a second year of special provincial funding of $150,000 to support their important services aimed at improving the literacy rates of Islanders of all ages.
At over $800,000.00, this announcement demonstrates our governments commitment to ensuring Islanders are well trained and supported as our economy continues to grow and prosper!