MONTREAL, Nov. 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network today invited non-profit organizations that serve English-speaking Quebecers to announce their intention to apply for the Community Innovation Fund (CIF) which will finance social initiatives to improve employability or secure basic socioeconomic security for vulnerable youth, seniors/caregivers or newcomers in Quebec's English-language communities.
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The Community Innovation Fund (CIF) is a new resource for Quebec's English-speaking communities to put social innovation in action. Funded by the Government of Canada through the Social Partnership Initiative in Official Language Minority Communities the fund is managed by the Quebec Community Groups Network. The project was announced in the spring by Liberal MP Marc Miller on behalf of his colleague, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Full details on the CIF webpage: www.qcgn.ca/community-innovation-fund
The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 51 English-language community organizations across Quebec. As a centre of evidence-based expertise and collective action, it identifies, explores and addresses strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec and encourages dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.
Maria Rivas-Rivero, Manager, Community Innovation Fund | Maria.Rivas-Rivero@qcgn.ca
Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 230 | Cellular: 514-742-7255
SOURCE Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)
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For further information: Rita Legault, Director of Communications and Public Relations | firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223 | Cellular: 514-912-6555