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Advancing Non-Profit and Voluntary Investments in Learning (ANVIL)

The Advancing Non-profit and Voluntary Investments in Learning (ANVIL) is a pilot program that has been made possible through the Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Advanced Education and Skills (formerly called Human Resources Labour and Employment). ANVIL looks to connect incorporated voluntary or non-profits, registered charities, municipalities, and/or industry associations with Memorial University co-operative education students.

Objectives include:

  • To build and strengthen the capacity of voluntary, non-profit, community-based organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • To expose co-operative education students to the number and nature of jobs in the voluntary, non-profit, community-based sector as viable and attractive career options.
  • To develop co-operative education work term opportunities in the voluntary, non-profit, community-based sector to increase local work terms, enhance knowledge of this growing part of our economy, and make co-op student expertise available to organizations that would benefit.
  • To heighten the profile of the important services provided by the voluntary, non-profit, community-based sector as viable and attractive career options and the important contributions they make to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • To expose voluntary, non-profit, community-based organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to the value and benefits of co-operative education, thereby creating a long-term demand for co-operative education students and graduates.
  • To enhance knowledge transfer, research and planning within and about the voluntary, non-profit, community-based sector.
  • To assist students with the increased cost of accepting work terms in locations other than within 50 km of their current place of residence.

It is important to note that all provincial and federal governments and their agencies will normally be ineligible, including health and educational institutions, school boards, crown corporations and like organizations.

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