Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 08, 2014 10:00 ET

Support for Truro's Acadians and Francophones

Government of Canada provides funding for the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 8, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), today announced funding of $100,000 for the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro (CCFT). He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will allow the CCFT, Truro's Francophone community centre, to launch its 2014-2016 programming. The CCFT will present more French shows, expand the services it offers to young families, work to welcome French-speaking newcomers to the community, ensure a Francophone presence on multiple communications networks, and develop partnerships with local Anglophone organizations and provincial Francophone associations. By enhancing the visibility of Truro's Acadian and Francophone community and offering its members numerous ways to live and create in French, the CCFT will help this community achieve greater cohesiveness and contribute to its sustainability.

Quick Facts

  • Incorporated in 2007, the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro is a non-profit organization representing the Acadians and Francophones of Colchester County, Nova Scotia.
  • The group manages the community centre adjacent to the École acadienne de Truro and organizes social, cultural and educational activities for the 550 Francophones in the area and those who admire the French language and all things French.
  • The goal is to create a dynamic and welcoming community centre, a place where people can experience Acadian and Francophone culture, and an environment that encourages the use and promotion of the French language.

Quotes

"English and French are part of our history and an integral part of our identity as Canadians. The Centre communautaire francophone de Truro plays an essential role in the development of the Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia."

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

"The Centre communautaire francophone de Truro is one of the pillars of a vibrant community, a place where people can participate in Acadian and Francophone culture. This funding will ensure greater access to a host of cultural, educational and social activities in French."

-The Honourable Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

"The funding from Canadian Heritage will allow us to offer essential cultural services that are greatly appreciated by the local Acadian and Francophone community."

-Yvette Saulnier, Director, Centre communautaire francophone de Truro

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