Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 07, 2016 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Saskatchewan's Francophone Community

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 7, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced funding for several Francophone organizations in Saskatchewan.

Funding will enable these organizations to continue fostering the growth of their official-language minority communities and highlight their culture, artists and heritage.

Mr. Boissonnault was in Regina as part of the Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations.

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"The Government of Canada understands the value of our languages and our cultures. We are committed to supporting organizations that contribute to the vitality of our country's official-language minority communities."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"Today's investments will help Saskatchewan's Francophone organizations deliver activities and projects that strengthen and contribute to the development of this dynamic and inclusive community! I congratulate all of them on playing an important role in promoting Canada's official languages."

-Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

"We sincerely thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for its financial contribution to our projects in Saskatchewan, as this contributes to the development of the culture of the entire Fransaskois community."

-Gilles Groleau, President, Conseil culturel fransaskois

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Full list of funded organizations.

Associated Links

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Canada Periodical Fund

Young Canada Works

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Development of Official Language Communities Program

This program aims to foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

Organization Project Amount
Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise Inc. Foires Francophones ** $28,000
Association canadienne-française de Regina Inc. Programming 2016-17 $105,000
Association communautaire francophone de Bellegarde Inc. Programming 2016-19 $202,800
Association communautaire fransaskoise de Gravelbourg Inc. Programming 2016-18 $94,000
Association communautaire fransaskoise de Gravelbourg Inc. Radio-Jeunesse ** $30,000
Association communautaire fransaskoise de la Trinité Inc. Programming 2016-17 $50,000
Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw Inc. Programming 2016-18 $135,200
Association des parents fransaskois Inc. Programming 2016-19 $405,000
Association des parents fransaskois Inc. "Voir Grand" workshop tour ** $20,000
Association des parents fransaskois Inc Workshops for parents $6,000
Association fransaskoise de Zenon Park Inc. Programming 2016-18 $134,000
Association jeunesse fransaskoise Inc. Programming 2016-19 $300,000
Association jeunesse fransaskoise Inc. Francofièvre Regina $30,000
Association jeunesse fransaskoise Inc. 2288 km ** $20,000
Centre francophone BDS Inc. Programming 2016-17 $90,000
Centre francophone des Battleford Inc. Programming 2016-17 $50,000
Comité culturel fransaskois de Debden Inc. Programming 2016-17 and 2017-18 $100,000
Communauté des Africains francophones de la Saskatchewan Inc. Culture and Art in Action ** $40,000
Conseil culturel fransaskois Incorporé Fête fransaskoise 2016 $65,000
Conseil culturel fransaskois Incorporé Chant'Ouest 2016 $43,000
Coopérative des publications fransaskoises Limitée Programming 2016-17 $75,000
Fédération des aînés fransaskois Inc. Programming 2016-17 $30,000
Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon Inc. Programming 2016-18 $234,000
Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon Inc. PIF (Francophone improvisation project) ** $3,800
Les Auvergnois de Ponteix, Inc. Programming 2016-17 $40,000
Société historique de la Saskatchewan Inc. Programming 2016-18 $80,000
Société historique de la Saskatchewan Inc. Heritage skills ** $25,000
Troupe du Jour Inc. "Les trois points de Tryo" - a show for young children ** $40,000
Troupe du Jour Inc Addition of a 3rd class at the theatre school for teenagers $3,475

** New project

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

Organization Project Amount
Conseil culturel fransaskois Incorporé Artistic season of the Réseau de diffusion de spectacles de la Saskatchewan $60,000
Troupe du Jour Inc. Hosting shows for the 2016-18 theatre seasons $60,000

Canada Periodical Fund

The Canada Periodical Fund provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals, to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue to provide Canadian readers with the content they choose to read.

Organization Project Amount
Coopérative des publications fransaskoises Limitée - L'Eau vive L'Eau vive $6,183

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) was created in 1996 to help young Canadians develop work skills and on-the-job experience.

YCW is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, which is committed to helping young people-students and graduates, particularly those facing barriers to employment-get the information and gain the skills, experience and ability they need to enter Canada's workforce.

Organization Project Amount
Conseil économique et coopératif de la Saskatchewan Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages $411,053

Contact Information

  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    819-997-7788

    Roxanne Carrière
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Prairies and Northern Region
    204-228-8866

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca