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June 30, 2009 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports 14 Organizations Working in Manitoba's Francophone Community

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages and Member of Parliament (St. Boniface), today announced funding for 14 organizations working in Manitoba's Francophone community.

"Our Government recognizes that linguistic duality is a Canadian characteristic and value worth preserving for future generations," said Minister Moore. "We are proud to support these organizations in heightening the visibility of the Francophone community and highlighting the contribution of Francophones to our society."

"Our Government is supporting the dynamic spirit of Franco-Manitobans," said Ms. Glover. "These organizations affect all sectors of this important community, and their efforts are helping enhance and enrich the vitality of Francophones in Manitoba."

The Government of Canada is providing $3,164,300 to 13 Franco-Manitoban organizations under the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program. This program is designed to foster the vitality of Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

In addition, the Government of Canada is granting $142,000 to Canadian Parents for French Manitoba under the Promotion of Linguistic Duality component of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program. This program is designed to help organizations in various sectors develop or pursue activities that foster a better understanding of or appreciation for linguistic duality and strengthen ties between languages and cultures among members of the two official-language communities.

Like the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future, announced on June 19, 2008, support for these organizations reaffirms the Government of Canada's commitment to linguistic duality and the vitality of official-language minority communities. The Roadmap is an unprecedented government-wide investment of $1.1 billion over five years.

To find out which organizations are receiving support and to learn more about the funding being provided, consult the backgrounder below.

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



Fact Sheet

Development of Official-Language Communities Program - Community Life
Component

Organization: Le 100 Nons
Contribution: $190,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Organization: L'Association culturelle franco-manitobaine
Contribution: $200,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Organization: Manitoba Association of Bilingual Municipalities
Contribution: $110,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: Le Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Contribution: $139,500
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: Le Cercle Moliere
Contribution: $260,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Organization: Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual
Municipalities
Contribution: $165,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: Le Conseil jeunesse provincial
Contribution: $175,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: La Federation des aines franco-manitobains
Contribution: $123,500
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Organization: La Federation provinciale des comites de parents
Contribution: $209,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: La Radio communautaire du Manitoba
Contribution: $110,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: Le Reseau action femmes (Manitoba)
Contribution: $54,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

Organization: La Societe franco-manitobaine
Contribution: $1,358,300
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Organization: La Societe historique de Saint-Boniface
Contribution: $70,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010


Enhancement of Official Languages Program - Promotion of Linguistic Duality
Component

Organization: Canadian Parents for French Manitoba
Contribution: $142,000
Activity: Programming for 2009-2010

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
    Francine D Lefebvre, A/Director
    Regional Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    204-983-4367 / Cell: 204-229-5283
    francine.lefebvre@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155