In an effort to address the specific community need of youth employment, a NEW grant opportunity was developed in 2012. The Job Opportunity for Youth initiative provides charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations with grant funding to provide job opportunities for youth in our community.
The grants aim to support charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations to complete specific projects that will directly benefit their organization and to provide youth with economic opportunities by achieving some or all of the following goals:
Provide opportunities to learn about charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations
Develop skills for future employability
Support an important demographic of our community by providing mentoring and sharing skills, talents, knowledge and professional services
Link youth to meaningful economic opportunities that will help create stronger and more connected communities
Provide opportunities to build connections with employers
The Community Foundation expects that through these Job Opportunity for Youth grants, charitable and not‐for‐profit organizations can have a greater impact on our community. We know that these groups strive to meet the changing needs of our community by improving the quality of life for all residents.
At this time, Job Opportunity for Youth grants are only available to organizations that support the Campbellford/Seymour community as the grant funding is allocated from our Campbellford/Seymour Community Fund.
As of 2022 80 students have had the benefit of gaining on the job experience through this grant initiative, at these local organizations:
Aron Theatre Cooperative Inc. - Marketing Intern, Youth Engagement Manager
Artworth Trent Hills Art Camp - Assistant Camp Coordinators
Beehive/Compass Early Learning and Care - Early Childhood Education Assistants
Campbellford Incredible Edibles Festival - Marketing Coordinators
Campbellford Memorial Hospital - Positions in the Laboratory, Cardiac Testing, Mental Health, Restorative Care, and Finance
Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation - Special Events Coordinator, Administrative Assistants, Marketing Assistants
Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society - Cemetery Mapping Project
Community Care Northumberland - Community Outreach Assistant, Program Assistants
Campbellford Community Resource Centre/ Community Living Campbellford/Brighton - Cyberkidz.ca daycamp coordinator, Summer Daycamp Counselors, Resource Centre Activity Assistants
Municipality of Trent Hills - Kennedy Park Canteen Attendant/Marketing
Promised Land Animal Sanctuary - Special Events and Farm Assistant