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May 16, 2008 13:10 ET

Service Canada Centre for Youth in Renfrew Celebrates Opening

RENFREW, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, today attended the opening of the Service Canada Centre for Youth (SCCY) in Renfrew. The office is ready to assist businesses and young workers with their summer employment needs.

"The Government of Canada is committed to helping young people get the skills and knowledge they need to improve their employment opportunities," said Ms. Gallant. "By working with local employers, we can make sure that young people get valuable summer work experience, and that our community has a strong and vibrant work force for the future."

SCCYs link young people with employers. The Centres provide young people with access to job postings, interview advice, assistance with resume writing, and job-search strategies, and they give employers a location to post notices for job openings. SCCYs also provide valuable information on health and safety in the workplace.

"Whatever the job-big or small, short or long term-we can help you fill it," said Diana Stilwell, Renfrew's Youth Services Officer. "In the coming weeks, Youth Services Officers will be contacting local employers to make them aware that our SCCY is now open and ready to assist them in any way it can."

This year, employers interested in using our services and youth looking for summer employment can visit the Renfrew SCCY in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 39 Renfrew Avenue West. They can also call the Centre at 613-432-5451 (fax: 613-432-4087), or they can send an e-mail to diana.stilwell@servicecanada.gc.ca. Job postings are available online at www.jobbank.gc.ca under "Student Job Search," "Ontario," "Kingston/Pembroke and Area," and then "Renfrew." For more information on Service Canada services for youth, call 1 800 O-Canada or visit servicecanada.gc.ca.

This news release is available in alternative formats on request. Call 1-800-788-8282 on a touch-tone phone or through a teletypewriter (TTY).

Contact Information

  • Service Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559
    or
    Renfrew Service Canada Centre for Youth
    Diana Stilwell
    613-432-5451
    or
    Service Canada
    Public inquiries
    1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
    TTY: 1-800-926-9105
    servicecanada.gc.ca