GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Organizations wishing to apply for
funding to plan Celebrate Canada 2012 activities may submit
applications starting today, and up until January 16, 2012.
The Government of Canada provides financial assistance for activities
organized during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1.
These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21,
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on
June 27, and Canada Day on July 1.
"I invite all Canadians to plan events that showcase our pride, values
and achievements, and I encourage our communities to turn out in large
numbers to celebrate Canada in 2012," said the Honourable James Moore,
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. "By supporting
these activities, our Government is delivering on its commitment to
make our communities stronger and to support our Canadian heritage."
Eligible recipients for funding include Canadian not-for-profit
organizations; unincorporated associations; Canadian businesses
organizing projects of a non-commercial nature; Canadian educational
institutions and municipal governments; and other municipal, provincial
or territorial institutions.
The funding application form and detailed information about application
requirements and eligible expenses are available on the Celebrate
Canada website under the How to obtain funding tab.
The Department will accept applications mailed (postmarked) or delivered
to a Canadian Heritage regional office by Monday, January 16, 2012. Applications postmarked or delivered after
this date will not be accepted.
For more information about Celebrate Canada and its four days of
festivities, visit http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/canada.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information:
For more information (media only), please contact:
| Sébastien Gariépy |
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
| || || || || || Media Relations |
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)