Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

April 19, 2010 04:00 ET

FCC contributes to the vitality of official language minority communities

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - Today, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will award $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to eight projects across Canada that will contribute to the vitality of official language minority communities and help residents express cultural and linguistic diversity.

The FCC Expression Fund is helping the following charities and non-profit organizations:
- Association canadienne francaise de l'Alberta - Clyde, Alberta ($10,000);
- Federation provinciale des Fransaskoises – Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan ($4,800);
- Centre educatif Gard'Amis - Regina, Saskatchewan ($5,000);
- Rivers West / Red River Corridor Inc. - Winnipeg, Manitoba ($5,200);
- Association francophone des parents d'enfants dyslexiques - Embrun, Ontario ($5,000);
- La Cle d'la Baie en Huronie - Orillia, Ontario ($5,000);
- Committee for Anglophone Social Action - New Carlisle, Quebec ($5,000);
- Federation des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick - Moncton, New Brunswick ($10,000).

For more information about the selected projects, visit www.fccexpressionfund.ca.

"We received 111 applications for funding from across Canada. This clearly demonstrates the need for support among official language minority communities," says Kellie Garrett, FCC Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation. "FCC is pleased to support these eight projects and recognize community efforts to enhance Canada's two official languages."

Community groups will have an opportunity to apply for the FCC Expression Fund from November 1 to December 15, 2010. Visit www.fccexpressionfund.ca for eligibility requirements and more information.

"FCC conducts business with customers and employees in both official languages," says Garrett. "We encourage employees to express their ideas and opinions in their official language of choice. As a federal Crown corporation, it's also important for us to demonstrate our support beyond the office. Through the FCC Expression Fund we support English-speaking communities in Quebec and French-speaking communities outside of Quebec, and we're contributing to the advancement of official languages in Canada."

As Canada's leading provider of business and financial services to farms and agribusiness, FCC advances the business of agriculture. Operating out of 100 offices located primarily in rural Canada, FCC employees are passionate about the business of agriculture. A healthy portfolio of more than $18 billion and 16 consecutive years of portfolio growth are a reflection of our customers' success. For more information, visit www.fcc.ca.

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