Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

May 27, 2014 14:00 ET

Investment in Support of Saskatchewan's Francophone Women

Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott announces funding for the Federation provinciale des Fransaskoises

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $40,000 in funding to the Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises (FPF) for its project "Formation, information et mise en valeur des femmes francophones." This project aims to provide activities and services in French for over 300 French-speaking women in Saskatchewan and to recognize their contributions to the community.

This was announced today by Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The Government of Canada is providing this financial support under the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program.

Quick Facts

  • At the Fête fransaskoise, the FPF promotes women entrepreneurs and organizes exhibitions of works by women artists and artisans, as well as musical performances and plays.
  • The FPF also provides Francophone women in Saskatchewan with training in leadership and management of community organizations, including a leadership camp for girls or women.
  • Moreover, the FPF distributes French-language materials on the needs of women of all ages with regard to health and well-being.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises. This support demonstrates our commitment to strengthening linguistic duality in Canada and helping organizations that contribute to the vitality of their community."

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

"The Francophone women of our province need access to relevant training, cultural activities and resources. Thanks to this funding, they will have the necessary tools to become more involved in Saskatchewan's Francophone community organizations, and their contributions will be acknowledged and valued."

-Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin)

"The funding provided by Canadian Heritage allows us to offer programs for Francophone women in Saskatchewan, who have the responsibility to pass on our language and culture to our young people."

- Cécile Tkachuk, President, Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises

Associated Links

- Development of Official-Language Communities Program

- Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises

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