Working in cooperation with community partners including the Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), as well as federal government partners including Statistics Canada, Canadian Heritage (Official Languages), and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the project is designed to improve the statistical capacity in English-speaking Quebec by training and hiring students to work for organizations serving our community.
With the help of Statistics Canada, a training curriculum has been developed. After participants are selected, they will receive specialized training from StatsCan for one week prior to beginning work for the summer. Not only will students benefit from knowledge and training, this project will enable them to help organizations serving English-speaking communities to better understand the populations they serve and provide them with more detailed evidence for their advocacy and communications.
ESDC will help fund the students through the Canada Summer Jobs program, offering organizations with the opportunity to provide jobs for local youth seeking to get involved in the community sector. Another measure of success will be greater engagement of youth in community sector organizations.
The project is slated to begin in May of 2020. The application process will open before. For more information on the Statistical Literacy Project, please contact project manager Andrew Palucci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514 868-9044, ext. 229.