January 21, 2022 · St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Initiatives that support the health and safety of Canadians are helping to protect jobs, improve lives, and accelerate Atlantic Canada’s recovery. That is why the Government of Canada is helping TaskforceNL expand to continue finding solutions for challenges facing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
Federal support for volunteer-led group
During the height of the pandemic, a group of 75 business and community leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador volunteered under the banner of TaskforceNL to address the province’s short supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced a total investment of $245,250 through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program for TaskforceNL. With this funding, TaskforceNL will create two new jobs and grow into a dedicated organization that focuses on mentorship, and business and immigration support.