Friday, July 31, 2009

$40,000 from Ottawa to train 500 babysitters

The Leader-Post reports,

Thanks to more than $40,000 in funding from the federal government, there may be up to 500 newly trained babysitters in Regina.

Ray Boughen, member of Parliament for Palliser, made the announcement at the Regina Red Cross office on Thursday.

The local branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society plans to use the funding to support its project called Skills, Leadership and Injury Prevention for Aboriginal Youth. The project is designed to help aboriginal youths develop leadership skills by providing First Aid and CPR courses as well as child-care and babysitting courses.

Does it take $800 to train a babysitter? Only if the government is involved.

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