Ontario Supporting Job Training, and Creating Jobs in Sault Ste. Marie
Province Investing in a Chocolate Manufacturing Company
Ontario's Government for the people is protecting what matters most, supporting hands-on entrepreneurship and employment training in Sault Ste. Marie, creating two full-time jobs.
Today, Ross Romano, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works is receiving $73,755 to establish a chocolate manufacturing company that will serve as a job training facility.
Our government has made Ontario open for business by focusing our efforts on making our province a leading destination for investment and job creation. We are investing in local businesses like the Sweet Change Chocolate Company, through the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works, which are eager to train and hire, matching them with workers who seek opportunity.
"With our support, the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works will enhance its mentorship and leadership training through its Sweet Change Chocolate Company," said Parliamentary Assistant Romano. "Sweet Change will provide the tools and space needed to give participants hands-on training, helping them prepare for good jobs and opportunities. Above all, we are letting people know that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs."
Since opening its doors in 2015, the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works has helped people facing barriers to employment develop life skills and gain work experience to become self-supporting and better employees and entrepreneurs.
"We thank the province for investing in Sweet Change Chocolate Company, which supports our larger training and development initiative," said Christina Coutu, executive director at the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works. "We're creating positive change by helping individuals find meaningful employment, start a business or pursue post-secondary education."
- Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $59 million in 349 projects, creating or retaining over 600 jobs.