Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 19, 2015 11:00 ET

Giving Canadians Access to Information in Both Official Languages

The Government of Canada supports the Earth Rangers Foundation

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 19, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Canadians will have access to the information produced by the Earth Rangers Foundation in both official languages. As a result of $5,000 in Government of Canada funding, young Francophones and their parents will be able to consult material about the project Bring Back the Wild / Restaurer la nature, which has been translated into French.

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Vaughan), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The number of Canadians whose first official language is French was close to 7.3 million in 2011.
  • Earth Rangers is a conservation organization that works with children.
  • The Bring Back the Wild / Restaurer la nature project is dedicated to raising public awareness on biodiversity and funding for research on endangered habitats in Canada and their conservation.
  • Since the project was launched, more than 270,000 children have registered, and more than $1.6 million has been raised to carry out conservation projects.

Quotes

"Our Government plays a leadership role in promoting both official languages in the country. With this support, we help ensure that the Earth Rangers Foundation can communicate with our citizens in both English and French."

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

"Vaughan is extremely proud to be the home of the Earth Rangers Foundation, and I am thrilled that our Government is once again showing its support for their great work with this latest investment. This investment will allow even more young Canadians to benefit from the work of the Earth Rangers and further promote the conservation of Canada's biodiversity."

- The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Vaughan)

Associated Links

Official Languages Program - Support for Interpretation and Translation

Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018

Earth Rangers Foundation

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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