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New service corps for youth

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is launching a revamped youth service program, pledging $105 million over the next three years to help young people volunteer in their communities.

In an Instagram live video today, Trudeau and Peter Schiefke, the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister for youth, speak to several young people across Canada about the initiative, which fulfills a campaign promise.

Canada Service Corps is in its design phase still and will fully launch in 2019.

In the meantime, the program will provide funding to 10 national organizations to help them engage more young people.

As well, small grants of $250, $750 or $1,500 will be available for individual Canadians between 15 and 30 years old who come up with innovative projects to engage their peers at the local level.

The government has also produced a new online tool to match young people with volunteer opportunities.



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