Violence in vulnerable neighborhoods in Toronto and the problems which his own grand-daughter faced in finding work moved retired physics professor Allan Carswell to provide funding through a charitable foundation that will create more jobs this summer for youth at risk.
The funding will come from the Carswell Family Foundation which Professor Carswell established several years and which has donated millions of dollars in support of incentives in education, health care and for needy youths.
The Foundation has stepped up to make a difference by providing funds to create jobs through the Canada Summer programme.It has matched the extra funding of $606,000.00 given by the Federal government for the programme.
Organisations with charitable status that meet the criteria set by Canada Jobs can apply for funding to provide work immediately. Those which are not on the list of accepted applicants for summer job grants but have charitable status may also apply.
Applicants are asked to send their proposal ASAP to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They must provide the background information about their charitable organizations and specific details of what the job for the youth entails .They are required to pay the rate set by Ontario Summer jobs.
For more info on critera see: www.ontario.ca (summer jobs funding)
Mr. Carswell, who had been a physics professor for 30 years at York University, is also the Founder of Opteh Incorporated. . Hesaid he hopes that his donation will encourage others to step up as well.