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November 14, 2006 10:00 ET

Canada's New Government Invests More than $125,000 to Help Unemployed Individuals in Haldimand County

CALEDONIA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2006) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), today announced Employment Assistance Services (EAS) funding of $127,542 for the Haldimand Community Support Centre in Caledonia.

"Canada's New Government is proud to support community organizations that help people find jobs," said Minister Finley. "I am especially pleased that this project will give people the assistance they need to find jobs right here at home."

Under the EAS program, the Haldimand Community Support Centre will receive $127,542 to provide employment services to residents of Caledonia and the surrounding rural areas through its Employment Resource Centre (ERC). The ERC helps unemployed people with their job search by assisting them with resume preparation and job search skills. The Centre also provides free access to labour market and career information, computers, photocopiers, telephone, and fax equipment. The Haldimand Community Support Centre has provided this service since 1988.

The EAS program helps Canadians prepare for, find and keep work. Delivered by Service Canada, the program is funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada under the Employment Benefits and Support Measures.

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Backgrounder

Haldimand Community Support Centre (Employment Assistance Services agreement):

The Haldimand Community Support Centre is a not-for-profit organization located in the town of Caledonia, Ontario. The Centre was founded in 1986 by a group of community members to provide information regarding health, social and community services throughout the Haldimand-Norfolk area, and to support and assist local residents. The Centre is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is elected by the general membership.

Since 1998, the Centre has operated an Employment Resource Centre (ERC) with funding from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), which provides employment services to residents of Caledonia and the surrounding rural areas. Under the current contribution agreement, the Centre will receive $127,542 in funding from Service Canada over a two-year period from March 1, 2006 to February 29, 2008 to help 3,600 individuals prepare for, find and maintain employment.

The ERC helps clients with their employment search by providing free access to computers, copiers, telephone and fax equipment, as well as employment resources such as labour market and career information. ERC staff also provide assistance with resume preparation, and guidance on how to access employment Web sites.

ERC's are funded under the Employment Assistance Services program. This program is part of HRSDC's Employment Benefits and Support Measures, which help Canadians prepare for, find and keep work. The program is delivered by Service Canada.

Contact Information

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