Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 14, 2014 13:00 ET

A Boost for Official Languages in Southeastern New Brunswick

Government of Canada supports the Centre d'accueil et d'accompagnement francophone des immigrants du sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick

MONCTON, NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Galaxie-Tableaux vivants, an initiative of the Centre d'accueil et d'accompagnement francophone des immigrants du sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick (CAFI), brings Acadian women and newly arrived immigrant women and gives them the opportunity to participate in new and enlightening cultural experiences.

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced that CAFI would receive $30,188 in funding for this initiative.

The Galaxie-Tableaux vivants initiative is a series of multidisciplinary workshops and shows involving about 20 immigrant and Acadian women. Participants will work with five artists in the disciplines of mime, theatre, dance, music and visual art. They will create tableaux vivants based on their own life experiences and on the relationships and resemblances between the values and customs of their countries of origin and their country of settlement.

Quick facts

  • CAFI is a not-for-profit Francophone welcome and service centre for immigrants. It facilitates their economic, social and cultural integration through its services, programs and partnerships.
  • CAFI's work helps build connections between different cultures and contributes to communities' cultural enrichment.
  • Every year, some 250,000 immigrants arrive in Canada. The vast majority of them have neither French nor English as their mother tongue.

Quotations

"Our Government recognizes the role played by our two official languages in the economic and cultural growth of our communities. CAFI's project will enable Acadian and immigrant women to communicate and collaborate in their common language-French."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Galaxie-Tableaux vivants project will help newly arrived immigrant women become better integrated into the Greater Moncton area Francophone community, while sharing unique cultural experiences with local artists."

- Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"We are very grateful to Canadian Heritage for its contribution, which will enable us to take Galaxie-Tableaux vivants to the next level in terms of the quality of the workshops for the women and also the materials and support available for carrying out their artistic projects. Clearly, this will bring wider exposure for Galaxie's activities."

- Marianne Tardy, Executive Director, CAFI

Associated links

- Development of Official-Language Communities Program

- Centre d'accueil et d'accompagnement francophone des immigrants du sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Gilles Theriault
    Manager, Communications
    Atlantic Region
    Department of Canadian Heritage
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