MP Francis Drouin announces over $850,000 in funding for Groupe Convex through the Skills Link program. From left to right: Jeanne Charlebois, Hawkesbury Mayor; François St-Amour, UCPR Warden; Gilles Lahaie, Groupe Convex President; Caroline Arcand, Groupe Convex Executive Director; Martial Levac, CSDCEO Board member; Francis Drouin, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand

Groupe Convex receives $850,000 in funds from federal government

This week, MP Francis Drouin announced that Groupe Convex would be receiving over $850,000 in funding from the Government of Canada.

These funds, provided by the Skills Link program, will give a total of 49 youths at risk a fighting chance in a competitive job seeker’s world.

“This is the biggest grant Groupe Convex has ever received,” said Gilles Lahaie, President of Groupe Convex.

“Over the next three years, 49 youths will receive professional training within one of our social enterprises.”

During the announcement, Drouin stated that “projects like this one can help put regular paycheques within the reach of those who need it.”

The Skills Link program is part of the Government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES), which receives over $330 million in funding yearly.

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