Programme Jeunesse Ici Corp (PJICI), is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate in employment assistance for new immigrants youth, and refugees who lack the necessary work experience, knowledge and cultural familiarity in order to obtain steady employment in Manitoba. We stimulate, encourage, support and coordinate integration. PJICI accomplishes its objectives by focusing on the value-added benefits of bilingualism as well as by initiating projects in four (4) core sectors; struggle against poverty, youth integration, education, and crime prevention.
Principle PJICI activities include offering bilingual services to the community as well as coordinating cultural and socio-economical development projects with communities, youth groups, immigrants, refugees, and individuals..
The PJICI carries out its mandate under the direction of an elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors establishes and monitors the organization’s policies and strategies, determines the organization’s programs as well as hires, guides and evaluates the organization’s Executive Director. The Board is also responsible for holding monthly and annual meetings as well as advocating for the organization and approving all reports, applications, and budgets.
The PJICI’s Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the strategic plans and policies as established by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the organization such as hiring and managing staff, supporting committees and volunteers, obtaining funding, promoting programs and approving all reports, applications and budgets.
The project belief that bilingualism is a value added commodity. This belief is shared by its private funders, members, and volunteers.
The proposed program is part of PJICI’s youth integration strategy, which is responsible for developing a working culture in English and French speaking youth as well as for providing them with the skills and knowledge they need in order to be integrated into the province’s workforce. In collaboration with local businesses and partner agencies, PJICI has developed a program that helps young immigrants develop marketable skills and assists them in finding and retaining steady employment in Manitoba.
Partnerships and strategic alliances are necessary to the growth and success of the program. The program’s partners contribute by providing expertise, resources, knowledge and exposure.