Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

September 03, 2014 09:00 ET

Support for the Francophone Community in the Region of Peel

Government of Canada supports the programming of the Cercle de l'amitie in Brampton

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has announced $25,000 in funding, through the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program, to support the annual programming of the Cercle de l'amitié in Brampton-Malton, a cultural centre serving the Francophone community in the Region of Peel. The Cercle de l'amitié provides Francophones of all ages in the region with the opportunity to meet and participate in numerous socio-cultural, sports and recreational activities offered in French throughout the year.

The announcement was made today by Eve Adams, Member of Parliament (Mississauga-Brampton South), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Active since 1973, the Cercle de l'amitié is the only cultural community organization for Francophones in the Region of Peel.
  • The Cercle de l'amitié offers a variety of services to the Francophone community, including recreational and sports programming, daycare, extra-curricular activities, a community resource centre and an art gallery.

Quotes

"In a country as vast as Canada, English and French are the backbone of our history and identity. Today's announcement clearly shows our commitment to supporting organizations that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of their community."

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

"I'm delighted to announce this important investment of $25,000. For over 40 years, the Cercle de l'amitié in Brampton-Malton has promoted French-Canadian culture through sport, recreation and childcare. Local investments to support culture and improve are economy are critical."

- Eve Adams, Member of Parliament (Mississauga-Brampton South)

"The Francophone community of Peel and the surrounding area greatly appreciates the financial support from Canadian Heritage. The Cercle de l'amitié is the only Francophone community and cultural centre in the region, and the funding we receive enables us to offer a variety of cultural and recreational programs in French for young children, elementary and secondary school-age children, adults and seniors. Through the community partnerships created, we are able to reach the ethnocultural communities and founding peoples, thereby helping to ensure the continued existence of the Canadian Francophonie."

- Lauraine Côté, Director General, Cercle de l'amitié

Associated Links

Cercle de l'amitié de Brampton-Malton

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

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