Swan Valley Receives Green Team Grants

Media Release |

Swan River – Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River constituency, is pleased to highlight a recent provincial announcement of over $10 million in Green Team grant programs to help young Manitobans find summer employment and gain work experience while supporting COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

“Our PC government recognizes the value of supporting community-based organizations and providing youth with critical work experience and income during these challenging times,” said Wowchuk. “These grants are a strong investment in our youth by helping them get involved in our communities and parks while kick-starting their career prospects.”

Selected recipients in the constituency of Swan River include:
RM of Riding Mountain West – $7,138.00
RM of Mountain – $5,663.00
Roblin Golf and Country Club – $8,991.00
Rossburn & District Community Dev. Corp – $4,786.00
Rossburn Recreation Commission – $4,768.00
Russell Area Heritage & Arts Centre – $3,712.00
Assiniboine Valley Recreation (grounds) – $2,502.00
Assiniboine Valley Regional Comm. Dev. Corp – $2,793.00
Barrows Community Council – $9,266.00
Asessippi Parkland Tourism – $7,901.00
Town of Swan River – $9,195.00
Swan Lake Watershed District – $5,040.00
Camperville Community Council – $7,087.00
Inter-Mountain Watershed District – $21,777.00
Binscarth Park and Pool – $2,924.00
Assiniboine Valley Recreation (recreation) – $2,861.00
Dawson Bay Community Council $2,500.00
Municipality of Ethelbert – $4,633.00
Municipality of Minitonas – Bowsman – $2,589.00
Wellman Lake United Church Camp – $3,543.00
Camperville Youth Centre – $3,543.00
Duck Bay Community Council – $7,699.00
Duck Mountain Forest Centre – $5,177.00
Municipality of Roblin – $8,869.00
Municipality of Russell-Binscarth – $14,302.00
Municipality of Swan Valley West – $9,535.00

Urban and Hometown Green Team grants allow communities to hire youth aged 15 to 29 to work on community projects between May 1 and Sept. 30. Non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba are eligible to receive 100 per cent of wage costs and $250 per position for support costs, while municipal governments receive 50 per cent of wage costs and $125 per position for support costs, on a cost-shared basis. The province is maintaining its 2020 funding level for Green Teams, which had doubled from 2019 to stimulate youth job creation during the pandemic. Priorities for the 2021 summer season are focused on community-based organizations and municipal governments that can offer full-time employment opportunities for youth, and projects that support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.