Press Release

For immediate release – August 27, 2020

IMAA to deliver Digital Skills for Youth program from 2020-2022 

IMAA is pleased to announce that from September 2020 until March 2022, we will offer funding opportunities for youth internships as part of the federal government’s Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program.

The DS4Y program is a national initiative coordinated through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy overseen by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The program helps youth advance their digital skills, improve their employability and use their talent to their full potential in the digital economy.

Thanks to the DS4Y program, IMAA will help at least 35 underemployed post-secondary graduates develop their digital skills, gain valuable work experience and enhance their future employability through work and training internships hosted by nonprofits and small businesses in the arts and culture sector.

“Digital skills and work-integrated learning are key to future success, innovation and jobs in Canada,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “The DS4Y program helps graduates get the best possible head start so they can thrive in the digital economy, while delivering the highly skilled workforce that Canadian businesses are looking for.”

To learn more about the Digital Skills for Youth program or to submit your application to host internships, please visit IMAA’s DS4Y page.

For general information about the Government of Canada’s DS4Y program, please visit