Canada Announces Grants for Student Volunteers

Sarnia, ON — As nonprofits experience an increased demand for their services, many high school grads and college students are finding themselves out of work. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to the situation by launching the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG).

The grant supports post-secondary students and recent grads aged 30 or under who volunteer to serve their communities’ COVID-19 response and gain valuable job training experience at the same time. The CSSG will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number of hours they serve.

The Canadian government set up a website to connect students with service opportunities in their communities. The “I Want to Help” website (found <HERE>) includes information about becoming a volunteer and searching for nearby opportunities. It also has a space for charities and nonprofits to register with the platform and recruit volunteers.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand