NL launches new Students Supporting Communities Program creating work opportunities

May 22, 2020

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the launch of a new Students Supporting Communities Program. The program will provide grants to organizations that will enable them to hire students to support vulnerable groups facing social isolation during the pandemic. “Intergenerational and community connections create important opportunities to reduce and eliminate the isolation and loneliness that many people may be feeling during this Public Health Emergency,” said Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development Lisa Dempster. “The Students Supporting Communities Program will facilitate those connections by mobilizing students to help individuals connect with and access vital supports and services.” NL (NL)