Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 05, 2009 11:00 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Wapikoni Mobile

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Member of Parliament (Megantic-L'Erable), today announced funding for Wapikoni Mobile for the development of an educational tool called Rencontres et decouvertes autochtones ("Aboriginal Encounters and Discoveries"). The tool will include multimedia learning material that will help users gain a better understanding of contemporary life in First Nations.

"Our Government wants to encourage Canadians to better know and understand Canada and its history, stories, people, and systems of government," said Minister Moore. "We are proud to support this innovative learning resource, which gives young Canadians a valuable opportunity to discover various aspects of First Nations."

"By providing this learning material through its website, Wapikoni Mobile will enable educators and youth across Canada to have access to an excellent educational resource on the subject of First Nations," said Minister Paradis.

The Government of Canada has provided $50,355 in funding to Wapikoni Mobile under the Canadian Studies Program (http://pch.gc.ca/pgm/pec-csp/info-eng.cfm) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Through this program, the Department supports the development of learning materials and activities that contribute to increasing Canadians' knowledge about Canada.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca