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The 2015 – 2016 Regional Co-ordinator Team

Network 1
Sarah McComb

Network 2
Jessica Duke

Network 3
Stephanie Meleady

Network 4
Harley Benoit

Networks 5
Joshua Gauthier

Network 6
Brian Dinelt

Central Co-ordinator
Jennifer Marriott


The Youth Internship Program (YIP) is a national initiative co-ordinated by Industry Canada (IC) and funded through the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). YIP is funded under both the Summer Work Experience (SWE) and Career Focus (CF) Streams of YES. The objectives of the YIP program are to assist young people in gaining the skills and experience needed to successfully transition into and remain in the labour force; and to encourage not-for-profit organizations across Canada to develop and apply ICT-related skills, knowledge, and opportunities.

Program Changes
Changes to the Program
  Community Access Program (previous years) Youth Internship Program (current program)
Career Focus Stream
Intern WorkplacesCommunity Access Sites
CAP-funded locations, public libraries, community centres, or other public access sites.
Internship Host Organizations (IHOs)
A central agency with multiple centres, a stand-alone facility, a library, or a not-for-profit organization whose purpose matches with the program's purpose.
FocusTutorials and CommunicationsInformation Technology
PurposeTo create jobs and provide youth with experience in IT to make them more competitive in the knowledge economyAssist youth in gaining skills and experience needed to remain in the work force
Program DatesFrom April 1 2015 to March 31 2016
Hourly Wage$11.50 $14
Number of Hours210 or 420 420
Youth Eligibility
  • 15 to 30 years of age
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unrelated to the Centre Administrator
  • Not in receipt of EI benefits
Return to school full-time after the internship
Be currently enrolled in or completed at least one course at post-secondary institution.
Post-secondary graduate, enrolled in, or completed at least one post-secondary course.
Previous youth interns may be hired back. Youth can only complete one internship in their lifetime.

Staying Connected

It's an exciting time of year as many sites hire their Youth Interns for the Career Focus position. For some this can be an exciting as well as stressful time. Here are some links to helpful resources that all Intern Host Organizations (IHOs) should be aware of:

The CyberCamp Wiki

The CyberCamp Wiki hosts a variety of content created by Youth Interns. This content is a great resource that can be accessed throughout the Internship to help Youth Interns. By browsing the Wiki, you will find that there are many age-based, general, and seasonal CyberCamp ideas to choose from. Our CyberCamp Wiki also features a lot of great sample promotional pieces and we can always use more! If you have created a handout, brochure, flyer, bookmark or other material don’t hesitate to send it to your Regional Co-ordinator.

Don’t forget that a great success story is also a promotional piece for your Intern Host Organization! Share your success stories with your Regional Co-ordinator and it may be featured on our YIstats website here!

Government of Canada logo

The Government of Canada provides funding for this initiative.
Le gouvernement du Canada offre de l'aide financière pour cette initiative.