Hon. Stéphane Dion

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Saint-Laurent

Hon. Stéphane Dion

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Saint-Laurent

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Press Release – October 19th, 2016

The Federal Government Grants the CEJFI over $270,000 thanks to the Skills Link Program

Saint-Laurent, 26 septembre 2016 – As part of the Skills Link program, the Minister of Employment, Worforce Development and Labour, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, approved funding for the Centre d’encadrement pour jeunes femmes immigrantes (CEJFI) in the riding of Saint-Laurent.

CEJFI is a platform for mutual assistance and acceleration of the integration of young immigrant women. Through funding of organizations, the Skills Link Program helps youth overcome barriers to employment, develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.

Delighted with this announcement, the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent, declared:

“CEJFI has been a catalyst for the integration of young immigrant women for nearly 20 year. Mrs. Régine Alende Tchombokongo and her team’s hard work allowed to orient and help these women acquire skills which allowed them to  develop their potential and to establish themselves in the work force. Today, funding granted by the federal government through the Skills Link Program recognizes the CEJFI’s immense contribution to Saint-Laurent, to Québec and to Canada as a whole, and reiterates its support so that this organization can further pursue its projects.”

For more information on the Centre d’encadrement des jeunes femmes immigrants, please visit their website (http://www.cejfi.org/).

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Press Release – CEJFI 19 Oct 2016 EN