Petition Concerning Canada Summer Jobs Program

I invite you to please sign our petition asking the Liberal Government to reverse their confusing application process for the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Although funding for this program was previously made available to all small businesses, not-for-profit employers, public sector and faith-based organizations that provide summer jobs for students, this year the government changed the process, requiring organizations or employers to sign an “attestation” supporting “reproductive rights”.

I have heard from Churches and faith communities in Calgary Midnapore who are wrestling with what this new ‘attestation’ requirement means, and whether – in good conscience – they can even submit an application for funding. Conservative Senator Betty Unger has asked the application deadline be extended until this is straightened out.

I welcome you to sign the petition below: