Minister Glover Announces Support for Manitoba's Francophone Community

WINNIPEG, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for 16 Franco-Manitoban organizations.

This funding will help several Manitoba organizations promote the development of the province's Francophone and Francophile community. The organizations benefiting from this support include the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) and Radio communautaire du Manitoba.

"In the Speech from the Throne, our Government highlighted how Canada's two national languages position our country uniquely in the world, as a federation in which Francophones thrive and celebrate a unique culture, in solidarity with fellow Canadians," said Minister Glover. "Manitoba's Francophone community is alive and well, thanks in part to the work of organizations that support the strength and vitality of the French language in this province. The investments we are announcing today will help them continue that important work in their communities."

"As a funding recipient, CDEM—along with its partners—is able to offer quality services that help ensure the durability of the communities it serves," said Louis Allain, Director General of CDEM. "By calling upon the strengths of our environment, we succeed in offering programming that responds to the needs and aspirations of our communities."

Among the projects that will receive support are the third phase of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface oral history project and the Centre culturel franco-manitobain mentoring project for volunteer and non-professional artists.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $2,686,100 through the Official Languages Support Programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage. These programs aim to enhance the development of official-language minority communities and promote both official languages in Canadian society.

For more details on the projects, please see the attached backgrounder.

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Development of Official-Language Communities Program
This program aims to foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.
Winnipeg 100 Nons Programming $95,000
Winnipeg Association culturelle franco-manitobaine Programming $100,000
Winnipeg Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba Programming $110,000
Winnipeg Centre culturel franco-manitobain Programming $155,000
Winnipeg Centre culturel franco-manitobain Mentoring for volunteer and non-professional artists $30,000
Winnipeg Cercle Molière Programming $140,000
Winnipeg Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Programming $165,000
Winnipeg Conseil jeunesse provincial Programming $175,000
Winnipeg Directorat de l'activité sportive du Manitoba Programming $29,500
Winnipeg Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains Programming $61,750
Winnipeg Fédération des parents du Manitoba Programming $209,000
Winnipeg Maison des artistes visuels francophones Programming $75,000
Winnipeg Maison Gabrielle-Roy Story of Gabrielle Roy, via writing and theatre $15,000
Winnipeg Radio communautaire du Manitoba Programming $110,000
Winnipeg Radio communautaire du Manitoba Action médias - Jeun'Info $15,000
Winnipeg Société franco-manitobaine Programming $679,150
Winnipeg Société franco-manitobaine Franco-Manitoban rural development $275,370
Winnipeg Société historique de Saint-Boniface Programming $70,000
Winnipeg Société historique de Saint-Boniface Oral history: education sector - Phase III $27,000
  TOTAL: $2,536,770
Enhancement of Official Languages Program
This program is designed to foster among Canadians a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality.
Winnipeg Canadian Parents for French
Program of activities $149,330
  TOTAL: $149,330
GRAND TOTAL:   $2,686,100



SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

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Marisa Monnin
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Francine D. Lefebvre
Regional Communications Prairies and Northern Region Canadian Heritage
Tel.: 204-983-4367
Cell: 204-899-8611

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage


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