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Ottawa, Jul 27 (Canadian-Media): Officials from Commons finance committee had drawn up July 27 a plan with the WE Charity Foundation to spend only a portion of the $900 million budget allocated for the Canada Student Service Grant program, media reports said.
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The contribution agreement signed on June 23 between Youth Minister Bardish Chagger's office and the WE Charity Foundation of Canada said that three cohorts of potential volunteers would be paid up to $500 million in the form of grants to students.
The documents also said that while $43.53 million would have been allocated to the WE Charity Foundation for administering the program, with up to $8.75 million of that $43.53 million would have been eligible to be shared among the partnering charities and non-profit organizations that supervised the volunteers.
The committee was also shared information about the email WE Charity founder Craig Kielburger sent to Employment and Social Development Canada official Rachel Wernick on April 22, the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced publicly the creation of a volunteer grant to reward students' community service during the COVID-19 pandemic.