Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

September 17, 2010 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Participates in the Official Opening of the New Centre des Metiers at La Cite collegiale

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament (Ottawa–Orléans), today took part in the official opening of the new Centre des métiers at La Cité collégiale.

"Our Government is a leader in our country in supporting official-language minority communities and promoting our two official languages," said Minister Moore. "The Centre des métiers is an investment that helps build the future of the community."

The Centre des métiers Minto is located on the Alphonse-Desjardins Campus of La Cité collégiale. It will meet a need for training of skilled tradespeople in the construction and building field, as well as a need to expand the availability of French-language post-secondary education in Ontario. The Centre will also make it possible to triple the number of learning programs offered by La Cité collégiale.

"The Centre des métiers will be a powerful asset for the French-speaking community in Orléans," said Mr. Galipeau. "It will attract students from throughout Eastern Ontario because it will meet an acute need for skilled training and because it now offers even more options for students wanting to study in French at the post-secondary level."

Creation of the Centre was made possible through a contribution of $4 million from Canadian Heritage in 2008–2009 under a cooperation agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

(This news release is available on the Internet at under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Jean-Luc Benoit - Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations