Department of Canadian Heritage
Young Canada Works
A Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Cultural Diversity,
Employment & Youth Exchanges
Youth
Official Languages Support Programs Branch
Presentation
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Mariotte Residence Inn – 161 Laurier Avenue - Ottawa
October 2003
Presentation Outline
Official Languages Support Programs Branch
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
(OLSPB)
•
Youth Employment Strategy – Overview
•
OLSPB – Overview & Mandate
•
Young Canada Works (YCW) Official Languages & its
different components
•
Delivery – Components & Organizations
Youth Employment Strategy
(YES) Departments / Agencies
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
Overview of YES
Job creation
•Indian & Northern Affairs (INAC)
•International Development
Agency (CIDA)
•Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
•Agriculture Canada (AAC)
YCW Official Languages
• Career Focus
• Summer Work Experience
YES
• Skills Link
•National Research Council
(NRC)
•Human Resources (HRDC)
•Environment Canada
•Industry Canada
Other
•Student bursaries
•Etc.
•Foreign Affairs & International
Trade (DFAIT)
•Parks Canada
•PCH
•Fisheries & Ocean (DFOC)
•Natural Resources (NRWP)
•Mortgage & Housing
Corporation (CMHC)
YES (cont’d)
•help post-secondary graduates acquire
advanced employment skills
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
Career Focus
•offers them a range of work experience,
learning and skill-building activities to help
them choose careers and encourage them to
pursue advanced studies
YCW Official Languages
Skills Link
Summer Work
Experience
•helps youth facing barriers to employment
develop the broad range of skills, knowledge
and work experience they need to participate
in the job market
•creates study related summer employment for
secondary and post-secondary students, and
supports the operation of summer employment
offices
AT PCH
Overview of the YES
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YES
PCH
YCW Official Languages
officielles
Young Canada Works
Official
Languages
Parcs
Canada
Heritage
Programs
Aboriginal
Overview of the OLSPB
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
As set out in the section 41 of the Official Languages
Act, the OSLBP has the mandate to:

Enhance the vitality of the English and French
linguistic minority communities in Canada;

Support and assist their development;

Foster full recognition and use of both English and
French in Canadian society.
In accordance with section 42, it also coordinates the
Government of Canada’s commitment to encourage
other federal departments and agencies to
participate actively in community development and
promote linguistic duality.
Overview of the OLSPB
(cont’d)
Development of Official-Language Communities
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch

For strong minority communities supported by many
partners

To enhance the vitality of the English and French
linguistic minority communities in Canada and
support and assist in their development
YCW Official Languages
1.
Community Life component
•
YCW (Youth Employment Strategy)
2.
Minority-Language Education component
•
Summer Language Bursaries
•
Official-Language Monitors
Overview of the OLSPB
(cont’d)
Enhancement of Official Languages
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official
Languages

Linguistic duality is recognized, valued and
supported by all Canadians

To promote the full recognition and use of English
and French in Canadian society
1.
Promotion of Linguistic Duality component
2.
Second-Language Learning component
•
YCW (Youth Employment Strategy)
•
Summer Language Bursaries
•
Official-Language Monitors
YCW Official Languages
PCH - OLSPB
Linguistic Duality
Official-Language
Communities
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
Career
Focus
YES
YCW Official Languages
Summer
Work
Experience
Skills
Link
•YCW in Both Official Languages
•YCW – Languages at Work
•YCW at Building Careers in English and
French
YCW Official Languages
(cont’d)
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages:
YCW Official Languages
• Provides a better understanding of the different
regional, cultural and linguistic characteristics of
Canada’s national heritage
• Contributes to the economic and social
development of minority official-language
communities in Canada
YCW Official Languages
(cont’d)
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
YCW in Both Official Languages
(YCWBOL)
The Department’s YCWBOL of the Summer Work Experience
program of the Government of Canada’s YES aims to:
• help students through short-term work experiences
• earn money to help pay their tuition fees
• provide awareness of the benefits linked to Canada’s
rich cultural diversity
• take advantage of the opportunity to use their workplace
skills in both English and French
YCW Official Languages
YCWBOL
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
The Department’s YCW-BOL of the Summer Work Experience
program of the Government of Canada’s YES aims to (cont’d):
YCW Official Languages
• encourage students to use their basic speaking skills in
the workplace
• provide networking opportunities across the country
• facilitate the integration of new Canadians into Canada’s
labour market
YCW Official Languages
(cont’d)
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
YCW – Languages at Work
([email protected])
The Department’s [email protected] of the Summer Work Experience
program of the Government of Canada’s YES aims to:
• offer students a short-term work experience
• encourage the use of basic official language-related skills
which were acquired through the SLBP
• provide a chance to work, in a host region, through a total
on-site immersion work experience, in a cultural and
linguistic environment
YCW Official Languages (cont’d)
YCW at Building Careers in English and French
(YCW-BCEF)
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
The Department’s YCW-BCEF of the Career Focus program of
the Government of Canada’s YES aims to:
• meet the demand for skilled workers based on Canada’s
linguistic duality
• meet the demand for skilled workers in minority officiallanguage communities
• promote opportunities for new Canadians and Canadian
graduates in order to foster their integration or re-entry
into the labour market in those communities
• encourage youth to pursue graduate studies and
professional development
YCW Official Languages
Official
Languages
Support
Programs Branch
YCW Official
Languages
YES
Summer Work
Experience
•YCWBOL
[email protected]
Career Focus
•YCW-BCEF
TOTAL
$3,170,000
$215,000
OLSPB
(cont’d)
TOTAL
$300,000 $3,470,000
$700,000
$915,000
$3,385,000 $1,000,000 $4,385,000
YCW Official Languages
Delivery
YCW Official Languages is delivered:
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
• Through a third-party delivery system
• By non-for-profit community organizations
• Focused on economic development, linguistic duality
and/or official-language minority communities
These non-profit community organizations:
• Assume responsibility for the management,
administration and delivery of YCW Official Languages
• Have signed multi-year contribution agreements
(2003-06) with PCH
YCW Official Languages
Delivery (cont’d)
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
Summer Work Experience
YCWBOL & [email protected]
 Delivery model (i.e. national, regional, local)
 Up to 900 jobs (600 YCWBOL and 300 [email protected])
 Project selection process (RFP, continuous intake)
Career Focus
YCWBCEF
 Delivery model (i.e. international, national,
regional, local)
 Up to 100 internships (20 international and 80
national, regional, local)
 Project selection process (RFP, continuous intake)
YCW Official Languages
Official Languages
Support Programs
Branch
YCW Official Languages
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