Monday, October 25, 2010

Government of Canada Helps People with Disabilities in Brandon Develop Job Skills

resume photoHuman Resources and Skills Development Canada (2010-10-16) - Mr. Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development."

In today's environment, it is more important than ever that all Canadians have the skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market," said Mr. Tweed. "By supporting this project, our government is helping Canadians with disabilities maximize their potential and independence."

The Optimist Club of Brandon will receive over $28,000 under the Enhanced Employment Assistance Services component of the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. This project will help over 25 individuals with disabilities gain the skills they need to obtain jobs.

The Opportunities Fund helps support an array of activities, such as increasing employability skills, providing work experience and preparing individuals for self-employment. The Government of Canada is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent Canadians with disabilities from reaching their full potential with a wide range of effective policies, programs and services.

The Fund is part of the Government of Canada's strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world. The Government underscored its commitment to this strategy in Canada's Economic Action Plan. A key component of the Plan is to create more and better opportunities for Canadian workers through skills development. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit

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