Certification for Canada Summer Jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs program asks employers to check a special box if they want the government to fund the student jobs they plan to create for the summer.

Every organization must indicate that its primary mandate and activities respect human rights. Women's "reproductive and sexual rights" and "access to safe and legal abortions" are part of these rights, says the application form.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and other religious groups have strongly criticized this clause, which they say goes against the right to freedom of religion and conscience.