Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 07, 2015 14:30 ET

Additional Support for Truro's Acadians and Francophones

Government of Canada provides funding for the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), today announced additional funding of $10,000 for the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro (CCFT). He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This added funding will allow the CCFT to provide a wider range of cultural activities for Truro's Francophones. Activities will include a day of cultural workshops in February 2015, additional film screenings for families, and more cultural outings for young people. The CCFT will also purchase books and materials for children attending its school-age care program. All of these activities will greatly increase the opportunities for Francophones, especially youth, to live and create in French, thus enhancing the development of Truro's Francophone community.

This contribution is being provided in addition to the $50,000 in funding already announced for 2014-2015 to support the organization's programs.

Quick Facts

  • The Centre communautaire francophone de Truro, incorporated in 2007, is a non-profit organization that represents the Acadians and Francophones of Colchester County.
  • The group manages the community centre adjacent to École acadienne de Truro and organizes social, cultural and educational activities for the area's Francophiles and its 550-strong Francophone community.
  • The goal is to create a dynamic and welcoming community centre, a place where people can showcase Acadian and Francophone culture, and an environment that encourages the use and promotion of the French language.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to provide this additional funding for the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro, as it will provide local Acadians and Francophones with access to a wider range of cultural events in French in their region."

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

"The Centre communautaire francophone de Truro plays a major role in developing and promoting the culture of Nova Scotia's Francophone and Acadian communities."

-Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

"Thanks to this support, we will be able to offer the region's Francophone and Francophile community a wider range of cultural programs. We are extremely proud of our up-and-coming region and will continue with the noble task of providing services in French."

-DeAnne Pelchat, Chair, Centre communautaire francophone de Truro

Associated Links

Development of Official-Languages Communities Program

Centre communautaire francophone de Truro

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