Youth Internship Project – Community Economic Development Organizations (ced)



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Youth Internship Project – Community Economic Development Organizations (CED)
Please review the details outlined in this guide and complete all documents required for submission with your funding request. The Youth Internship Project for Community Economic Development Organizations is offered by the Nova Scotia Association of Community Business Development Corporations (NSACBDC) in rural Nova Scotia.
Project activities must meet the program criteria as outlined in Appendix A. Additional information or clarification may be requested. If you require service in French please contact Erinn Smith at the e-mail address below.
All applications must be submitted to:
Erinn Smith, Executive Director

Nova Scotia Association of CBDCs

139 Park Road, Unit 1B, Elmsdale, NS B2S 2L3

Or

Email (preferred): erinn.smith@cbdc.ca


Evaluation criteria and project considerations:

  1. Organization must operate in rural Nova Scotia (defined as the province of Nova Scotia excluding urban Halifax) and registered with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks. Consideration is given to metro based organizations with a provincial mandate provided that the position augments their rural activities.

  2. Eligible organizations must be in operation for at least 12 months prior to applying.

  3. Ineligible YIP applicants include businesses and not-for-profit organizations whose primary mandate is in the real estate industry, whose mandates are deemed not suitable for government funding, and municipal, provincial, and federal government departments.

  4. It is the responsibility of the organization to hire and monitor the intern, upon approval of funding.

  5. Interns must be currently unemployed or underemployed, reside in Nova Scotia, be under the age of 35 and have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last three years (proof is required).

  6. The Intern must not be immediately related to the directors, owners, officers, or managers of the organization.

  7. The Intern must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

  8. Interns are eligible to work up to a maximum of 12 months. A 12-month work plan is required. The work plan must show the benefits it will have to community economic development in their area. The position must not displace a current employee.

  9. NSACBDC may contribute up to 90% of costs for CED placements, to a maximum of $30,037.

  10. Eligible costs are limited to wages and mandatory employment related costs (MERCS).

  11. All projects will be required to submit quarterly reports, as well as a final report that will include a summary of activities and accomplishments of the project.

  12. All projects will require both the intern and the employer to conduct an exit questionnaire upon completion or termination of the agreement. Forms to be provided.

  13. All funds must be expended by the stated end date of the project.

If the application is approved, the NSACBDC will issue an agreement that will outline all terms and conditions. Upon acceptance of the contract, organizations can then advertise for their intern positions.



Youth Internship Project – Community Economic Development Organizations (CED)
APPLICATION FORM

SECTION A: Contact Information



Organization Name






NS Registry of Joint Stocks Number






Contact Person and Title






Business Address






Mailing Address, if different than Business Address






Telephone Number






Fax Number






E-Mail Address






Anticipated Start Date






SECTION B: Project Description



Please provide a description of the project that the intern will be engaged in.





Please provide a summary of the reason(s) why this project is important for your organization.





SECTION C: Budget



Project Cost



Amount


Funding Source


Amount



Gross Wages






*Youth Internship Project

(90% of total payroll expenses to a maximum of $30,037)






CPP

(Gross Wages x 4.95%)






Organization Contribution





EI

(Gross Wages x 2.63%)






Other Funding Sources

(please specify)





Vacation Pay

(Gross Wages x 4.0%)












WCB - if applicable

(Gross Wages x assessment rate – verification required)












Total Payroll Expenses






Total Funding




*If receiving funding from other sources, Youth Internship Project portion will be reduced to reflect funding amount
Please note: Total payroll expenses and total funding must balance.




Please provide details of Other Funding Sources.





Section D: The 12-month Work Plan
The work plan must include the benefits it will have to community economic development in their area and include the following:

  • The objectives and tasks to be performed by the intern (job description).

  • Time frame to accomplish tasks within the 12-month employment period.

  • Anticipated results, deliverables, and outcomes.

  • Method of measuring results.


Appendix A

Eligible Applicants:

  • Include not-for-profit organizations located in rural Nova Scotia whose primary mandate is community economic development. These include (but are not limited to) – Community Business Development Corporations, Regional Enterprise Networks, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development, the Black Business Initiative, Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Sector Councils and Industry Associations. Those organizations located in metro areas with a provincial mandate will be considered if the internship position augments their rural activities.




  • Rural Nova Scotia is defined as the province of Nova Scotia excluding urban Halifax.




  • Ineligible YIP applicants include businesses and not-for-profit organizations whose primary mandate is in the real estate industry, whose mandates are deemed not suitable for government funding, and municipal, provincial, and federal government departments.



Eligible Costs:



Eligible Areas of Activities:

  • Eligible YIP applicants under the CED stream must submit an application and work plan that shows the benefits it will have to community economic development in their area. Metro based organizations must have a provincial mandate and must show how the position augments their rural activities. The position must be incremental and cannot displace a current employee.


Ineligible activities include:

  • Ongoing and regular administrative/operational activities of the organization.

  • Fundraising and lobbying.

  • Activities that displace existing employees.

  • Activities that do not comply with all labour union agreements where applicable.


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