Petition calling for an overhaul of Trudeau’s Student Service Grant program surpasses its goal

“A net negative impact on the social sector”

Why It Matters

The federal government’s $912 million Canada Student Service Grant program could put 100,000 students to work this summer in the social impact sector. But the program is receiving heavy criticism, after the government announced that WE Charity would administer it — and now, more than 900 Canadians have signed a petition calling for its complete overhaul.

A petition calling on the federal government to rethink its $912 million agreement with WE Charity has garnered 968 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon, surpassing its original goal of 500. 

Led by Toronto-based consulting firm The Good Partnership, the petition is calling on the government to redirect the entire $912 million away from WE Charity and toward the Canada Summer Jobs Program, saying the program will have “a net negative impact on the social sector.” Among those suppor

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