(CHVN) The attestation that employers must sign when applying for the Canada Summer Jobs Program has a lot of people confused. Below is the section copied word for word from the application document.
12.0 EMPLOYER DECLARATIONS
12.1 The Employer declares, represents, attests and warrants that:
- no participant will displace or replace existing employees or volunteers, employees that have been laid-off and are awaiting recall, employees absent due to an industrial dispute, employees on vacation, or employees on maternity or paternity leave;
- except where the participant is a person with disabilities or has legitimate barriers to availability, participant(s) will work a minimum of 30 hours per week for a period of six to sixteen weeks. The hours of work will not exceed 40 hours per week;
- no other contribution will be received or claimed for the same portion of a Job and for the same period unless such contribution is provided pursuant to an agreement between the Government of Canada and a Provincial/Territorial government, or with the approval of Canada;
- the Organization “Employer” and any person lobbying on its behalf is in compliance with the Lobbying Act, [ R.S.C., 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.)] and that no commissions or contingency fees have or will be paid directly or indirectly to any person for negotiating or securing this request for funding;
- that it has provided Canada with a true and accurate list of all amounts owing to the federal government which are past due and in default or arrears as of the time of the Employer’s application for funding. The Employer recognizes that any such amounts owing to the federal government may be deducted from, or set-off against, amounts payable to it under this Agreement.
- the Job(s) will not provide personal services to Employer;
- the Job(s) would not be created without the financial assistance provided under this Agreement; and
- an employer/employee relationship will be established with the participants.
- both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. (Source: CHVN Radio 95.1FM)