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Urban/Hometown Green Team 2016

Summer Jobs with Green Team

Unfortunately, there are no longer any summer positions available through the Urban or Hometown Green Team programs for 2016. Job postings for next summer will be posted approximately mid-April 2017.

Urban Green Team (Winnipeg) and Hometown Green Team (rural Manitoba)

Employment with these programs include positions with non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba as well as rural municipal governments. Projects can range from children/youth recreation activities to gardening, grounds maintenance and riverbank clean-up.

Positions are available from May to August for youth between the ages of 15 and 29.

Job postings for the Urban/Hometown Green Team programs will be posted on this website once they are available, which should be approximately mid-April each year.

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Conservation Green Team (provincial parks)

If working in one of Manitoba’s provincial parks appeals to you, a number of positions are available from general maintenance duties to assisting with wildlife and forestry. Interpretive assistant positions are also available to help deliver amphitheatre programs or provide information at interpretive centres.

Positions are available from May to August for youth between the ages of 16 and 24.

Apply at your local Manitoba Conservation district office. For the office nearest you, visit: Manitoba Conservation – Regional and District Conservation Offices or call (204) 945-7182 or 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7182 for more information.

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Information for Organizations

We are no longer accepting grant applications for the 2016 summer season.
(Deadline was on January 15, 2016)

If you require further information, please call 204-945-0901 or 1-800-282-8069 or e-mail greenteam@gov.mb.ca.

Green Team creates summer employment opportunities for youth aged 15 to 29 years. Participating employers provide a variety of community development projects that improve neighbourhoods, promote community involvement and help develop young leaders. The employment period is between May 1 and August 31.

Deadline Date: January 15, 2016

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Organizations are responsible for ensuring we have received their grant application by the deadline date (organizations can contact us for a confirmation # indicating it was received).
  • Organizations will be notified by mail on the status of their funding request by the end of March 2016.

Program Priorities

  • Children/Youth Recreation and Volunteer Projects (see descriptions under Eligibility Criteria).
  • Indigenous youth, visible minority youth and youth with a disability.
  • Projects located in northern Manitoba (north of 53rd parallel) and in revitalization areas (see Neighbourhoods Alive! communities)
  • Projects from organizations previously funded through Green Team.

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Eligibility Criteria – Projects

Eligible projects include (see grant application for additional details):

  • Children/Youth Recreation: Coordinating and supervising activities for children/youth under the age of 18 at camps, drop-ins, summer learning programs, skateparks and paid work experiences.
  • Volunteer: Coordinating volunteer experiences for youth aged 10-15 throughout the community. Must offer a variety of experiences as well as an educational component (ex: first aid course) for the volunteers.
  • Community Beautification: Planting/maintaining flowers throughout the community (in public areas only), picking up litter, cutting grass in smaller spaces and helping residents with yard work if they are unable to do it themselves (only eligible if project is in a revitalization area or if resident has a disability and there are no other resources to help them).
  • Graffiti Removal: Coordinating and removing graffiti tags throughout the community.
  • Gardening: Planting/maintaining community vegetable gardens. Must offer educational sessions on gardening, harvesting and/or food preparation for local children/youth under the age of 18. Priority will be given to projects in northern Manitoba and in revitalization areas.
  • Recycling: Collecting/sorting recyclable materials throughout the community or at recycling depots. Priority will be given to projects that are developing and establishing a new recycling program.
  • Public Works: Helping with street/road enhancements or garbage collection throughout the community. Open to municipal governments only.
  • Grounds Maintenance: Cutting grass, controlling weeds and painting. Funding will be prioritized based on how the grounds are utilized by children/youth in the community and the size of the project (larger projects will be considered first).
  • Trail / Riverbank Enhancement: Enhancing walking trails and cleaning-up debris from riverbanks/streams.
  • Conservation: Help with preservation/protection of natural resources and endangered species.
  • Public Education: Prepare and communicate information to the public on various subjects. Project must also include educational activities/sessions for local children/youth. Please note that this type of project is not a priority for the Green Team program and will only be considered for funding if resources allow.

Projects that are not eligible include:

  • Projects located in a federal jurisdiction.
  • Projects that are research based.
  • Projects proposing any type of advocacy or solicitation of funds.
  • Projects that include lifeguard, swimming instruction or pool maintenance duties.
  • Projects that include tasks required in the normal maintenance of an organization (ex: reception, accounting duties, janitorial work).

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Eligibility Criteria – Organizations

Eligible organizations include:

  • Non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.
  • Universities, colleges, school divisions, schools and hospitals in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.
  • Municipal governments in rural Manitoba.

To be eligible for funding, organizations must also adhere to the following:

  • Be capable of providing project management and ongoing employee supervision.
  • Provide a minimum of 150 regular hours of employment.
  • Have Workers’ Compensation coverage for all approved employees.
  • Conduct child abuse registry and criminal record checks on employees involved in coordinating and supervising activities for children/youth under the age of 18 and discontinue the employee’s contact with children/youth if the results from the checks raise any apprehension regarding children/youth safety.
  • Ensure that all work done on private, residential and municipal properties has the required permission from all affected parties (waiver forms).
  • Post a statement in printed materials that fee assistance is available through the organization for children/youth who want to participate in recreational activities.
  • Provide the program with funding recognition on any promotional or advertising materials.
  • Ensure employees wear the program t-shirts while working on the project or have the program artwork imprinted on the organization’s item(s) of clothing.
  • For volunteer, children/youth recreation and gardening projects, keep track of the number of participating children/youth and their age and submit that information on the claim for reimbursement form.
  • Pay all approved program employees the Manitoba minimum wage plus 4% vacation allowance (visit Labour and Immigration – Employment Standards for the most current minimum wage rate).
  • Document all hours worked by each employee on a daily basis.
  • Issue cheque stubs showing hours worked, gross/vacation pay, deductions and net pay.
  • Remit all applicable payroll deductions to Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Issue a T4 slip to each Green Team employee.

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Eligibility Criteria – Employees

Eligible employees must:

  • Be youth aged 15 to 29, living in Manitoba and legally entitled to work in Canada (have a valid Social Insurance Number) and have a valid Child Employment Permit if 15 years of age.
  • Not result in the lay-off, reduction of hours or dismissal of any current employees or replace employees who have previously been laid-off or dismissed.
  • Not be funded by other provincial or federal government employment programs for the same position.

Those not eligible as employees include:

  • Immediate relatives (specifically: husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister) of a board member, director or executive member of the applicant organization or of any person who is involved in the hiring process or responsible for the supervision of the youth hired through the program.
  • Individuals already employed by the organization prior to the approved start date (if worked longer than three months on a full-time basis just prior to their start date).
  • Individuals with a financial interest in the applicant organization.
  • Self-employed individuals, independent contractors, sub-contractors or commissioned salespersons.

Organizations are responsible for ensuring employees meet the eligibility requirements and must submit an employee profile form for each youth they hire within one week of hiring. If an employee does not meet program criteria, any hours worked will not be reimbursed to the organization. Any hours worked prior to the one-week window will not be reimbursed.

A replacement employee can be hired for any position where a youth has left the organization without completing the total hours approved for that position (vacation leave is not eligible). Also, consideration may be given to organizations who want to split a position if there are safety concerns over having one employee working alone. An employee profile form needs to be completed for any replacement or additional employees.

Organizations requesting referrals to fill approved positions will be provided with names of youth who have registered with the program.

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Financial Assistance

Claim Form pdf

  • Organizations are eligible to apply for up to eight positions per site (a project is considered to have multiple sites if the project is running simultaneously at the different sites and has separate employees at each site).
  • Organizations may request up to 480 hours per position.
  • Any non-profit organization that is approved for four positions or more must designate one position for every four positions approved for an Indigenous youth, visible minority youth or youth with a disability.
  • Non-profit organizations will be reimbursed the following:
    • Manitoba minimum wage and 4% vacation allowance for each approved program employee (visit Labour and Immigration – Employment Standards for the most current minimum wage rate).
    • Up to $250 in support costs for each approved position.
  • Municipal governments will be reimbursed the following:
    • Half of the Manitoba minimum wage rate and 4% vacation allowance for each approved program employee on a 50/50 cost-shared basis.
    • Up to $125 in support costs for each approved position on a 50/50 cost-shared basis.
  • Support costs are to help cover expenses such as: safety clothing, employer remittances for CPP and EI, criminal record and child abuse registry checks, workers compensation (non-profits only), project materials, etc. Receipts and other supporting documentation are required to claim for support costs.
  • Reimbursement will not be provided for any hours worked outside the program operating dates or for any overtime hours worked (over eight hours per day and over 40 hours per week).
  • Approved non-profit organizations will be provided with an advance payment of 65% of approved employee wage funding and the full amount for support costs. The remaining 35% of approved employee wage funding will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the project following the submission of a claim for reimbursement form.
  • Approved municipal governments will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the project following the submission of a claim for reimbursement form.

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Workplace Safety and Health

All approved organizations agree to:

  • Comply with the provincial Workplace Safety and Health Act and regulations applicable to your organization.
  • Provide general and job specific workplace safety and health training for participants. Resources are available at SAFE Work Manitoba
  • Train managers and supervisors on how to train participants. Keep in mind that supervisors must be competent to provide safety and health training for workers.
  • Spend ample time explaining the job, providing training and supervising young and new worker participants.
  • Identify all hazards and provide specific training on how to perform each task safely before asking participants to do a job.
  • Before allowing them to work, make sure participants demonstrate what they’ve learned and correct any unsafe practices immediately.
  • Explain organization safety rules, emergency procedures, and any restricted work areas, tools or equipment.
  • Keep a record of all safety training provided, including evaluations to demonstrate that participants know how to follow the safe work procedures for specific tasks assigned.
  • Explain the importance of prompt reporting of unsafe conditions and concerns. Make sure participants know it is a priority for you and tell them how and to whom they must report a hazard or safety concern.
  • Encourage participants to ask questions and ask for help if they are unsure about a task.
  • Introduce and provide contact information for members of the workplace safety and health committee or representative.

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Terms and Conditions

All approved organizations agree to:

  • Comply with all federal and provincial laws and regulations governing employers.
  • Comply with all labour employment standards directed by Manitoba Labour and Immigration.
  • Comply with all applicable requirements under the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.
  • Comply with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
  • Permit identification of the organization by name in publicity related to the program.
  • Permit the release of contact information to potential employees for approved positions.
  • Report any changes to a project description or organization’s contact information to program staff (changes may affect approved funding).
  • Return phone calls and send in requested information to program staff in a timely fashion.
  • Provide information to assist in reviewing the effectiveness of the program.
  • Follow all criteria as set out on all program forms and documents.

If in the opinion of program staff responsible for the administration of the Green Team program, an approved applicant or authorized representative has:

  • misrepresented the information provided in the application or other program documents; or
  • has used part or all of the funding for purposes other than authorized on the approved application; or
  • fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the program as described,

program staff may cancel any funding provided and take the appropriate steps to require the approved applicant or authorized official to repay in whole or part any funds provided. Failure by program officials to take action for non-compliance or for a breach of any or all terms and conditions shall not be construed as a general waiver or relinquishment of this right.

Program staff will conduct scheduled and non-scheduled site visits throughout the duration of the program to ensure criteria are being followed. Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health may also make unannounced visits to project sites to ensure workplace safety and health procedures are in place and enforce Workplace Safety and Health regulations.

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Important Contacts

Urban/Hometown Green Team

Urban/Hometown Green Team
MB4Youth
310-800 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N4

Phone:   204-945-0901 or 1-800-282-8069
Fax:   204-945-5726
E-mail:   greenteam@gov.mb.ca

Canada Revenue Agency

To obtain a Revenue Canada Account # and information on employer/employee contributions to C.P.P. and E.I., phone 1-800-959-5525.

Employment Standards

If you have any questions regarding your obligations as an employer in Manitoba (ex: payment of statutory holidays), phone 204-945-3352 or 1-800-821-4307 or visit Labour and Immigration – Employment Standards.

Workers' Compensation

To register with the Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba, call 204-954-4321 or 1-800-362-3340.

Workplace Safety and Health

If you have any questions regarding your obligations as an employer for workplace safety and health or are looking for resources on how to properly train your employees, visit SAFE Work Manitoba.

Child Abuse Registry Check

For information, contact the Child Abuse Registry Unit at 204-945-6967 or 1-800-282-8069.

Criminal Records Check

For information on criminal records checks, contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-6073 or your local RCMP detachment.

Social Insurance Number

For information on how youth can obtain a Social Insurance Number, contact Employment Insurance Canada at 1-800-206-7218 or visit their web site for an online application.

Child Employment Permit

Download an online application form PDF Document

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