MONTRÉAL, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that the
Segal Centre for Performing Arts is benefitting from a boost to its
fundraising efforts through the Jewish Community Foundation of
"Today's announcement demonstrates that we are serious about supporting
organizations like the Segal Centre for Performing Arts that not only
enrich the cultural life in our communities, but also strengthen our
country's economy," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to
support the work of the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal to
encourage private sector donations to the arts."
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts showcases professional artists from
here and abroad. It plays a leading role in the artistic development of
Montréal's youth and the creation of the city's cultural legacy.
"It cannot be denied that the arts, business and philanthropy are
interdependent. More than ever, cultural organizations rely on this
interdependence for their sustainability. The Endowment Incentives
component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund enables private-sector
donors to play a leading role in creating a sustainable future for the
Segal Centre for Performing Arts," said Manon Gauthier, the Centre's
Chief Executive Officer.
The Government of Canada is providing funding of $2,000,000 for the
Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal to manage and invest on behalf
of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Funding is provided through
the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, which encourages Canadians to donate to professional arts
organizations. This year, the Government of Canada is matching one
dollar for every dollar donated by the private sector.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)