The Federal government has answered Mayor John Tory’s call to help stop the gun violence in Toronto.
Tory says the feds have “stepped up” by providing $600,000 to create more summer jobs for youth in Toronto’s northwest, at-risk areas.
The funding will create 100 additional jobs for young people in communities that are struggling with gun violence.
Tory made the announcement at city hall after meeting with Toronto-area MPs.
The new jobs will be added to the northwest part of the city as part of the federally-funded Summer Work Experience Program.
The federal government had previously announced that they would be doubling the number of overall jobs in the program this year.
A meeting will be held in the next month with all 3 levels of government present along with students, parents, educators and community leaders to see what “permanent” solutions can be made to help reduce gun violence in Toronto.