Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 31, 2014 13:30 ET

Supporting Canadian Publishers in Manitoba

Apprentissage Illimite receives financial support from the Government of Canada

SAINT-ADOLPHE, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

Canadian publisher Apprentissage Illimité will receive $70,530 from the Canada Book Fund.

Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will help Apprentissage Illimité publish a series of books focused on learning French as a second language for children across the country.

Quick Facts

  • The main product of Apprentissage Illimité is Paul et Suzanne, a French-language development book collection for children used in schools across Canada.
  • Through the $39.1 million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage provides support to approximately 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government understands the importance of a vibrant and diverse domestic book industry, and today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to ensuring access to Canadian-authored books."

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

"Through the funding announced today, we are pleased to support Apprentissage Illimité in its publishing activities. Thanks to its efforts, children from across the country will continue to have access to quality educational material dedicated to learning French as a second language."

- Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher)

"This contribution from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund will allow us to continue publishing books by Canadian Francophone authors. We are very grateful for it."

- Raymond Poirier, President, Apprentissage Illimité

Associated Links

Canada Book Fund

Apprentissage Illimité

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

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