BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - The City of Beaconsfield has received two grants to hire two university students this summer. A Je travaille pour ma ville grant from the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec (ADGMQ), the Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec (COMAQ) and the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) as well as a Young Canada Works grant.
Je travaille pour ma ville Grant
Beaconsfield is one of fourteen cities in Quebec which have received $3,000 of funding to hire an intern and interest youth in the rigors of municipal government. The scholar is Devon Nathalie Ludgate, a Beaconsfield resident currently studying economics at Queen's University. Her mandate is to assist the Director of Finance and Treasurer in the development of the municipality's strategic financial plan.
Young Canada Works Grant
The City received a $3,000 grant from Young Canada Works of for promotion of and innovations to the young people's summer reading club. Stéphanie Lemay, a student of elementary and kindergarten education at McGill University, has been selected to coordinate the many activities and workshops of the summer reading club along with the Library's Young People's Department team.
"Development of the next generation is essential to nourish municipal projects and we are proud to play a meaningful role in the process. Through their participation, we also hope that interns discover a dynamic work environment that lives up to their expectations so that they will share their experience and promote the world of municipal management within their network," said Mayor Georges Bourelle.
The City wishes to thank ADGMQ, the COMAQ, the UMQ and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their financial support which enables us to improve the quality of services we provide to residents.
About these two grants
ADGMQ, COMAQ and UMQ grants are awarded to cities that meet the criteria for eligibility and can demonstrate the positive impact that a student would bring to their operation. Students studying in fields such as communication, culture and leisure, environment, finance and treasury and urban planning are sought for employment through this funding.
Young Canada Works grants, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage, were created in 1996 to help young Canadians develop work skills and on-the-job experience.