Member of Parliament Bev Shipley announces support for the Autism Canada Foundation

BOTHWELL, ON, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), today announced funding for the Autism Canada Foundation to create French versions of its website, its fundraising tools, and its information material. Mr. Shipley made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

"Our two official languages are an integral part of our country's history and identity," said Mr. Shipley. "In addition to helping the Autism Canada Foundation translate its communication tools, this funding will give Canadians access to information in both our official languages."

"Our Government is a leader in promoting both our official languages across the country," said Minister Glover. "With this support, we are helping to make this foundation a place where both English and French are present."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $5,000 through the Support for Interpretation and Translation sub-component of the Promotion of Linguistic Duality component of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program. This sub-component aims to assist organizations that encourage the participation of Canadians in both official languages at public events and to increase the number of documents available in English and French.

The Government of Canada unveiled the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018 in the spring of 2013. The new Roadmap focuses on three pillars to ensure the vitality of English and French across Canada: education, immigration, and communities. As outlined in Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada is renewing its unprecedented investment in the protection, promotion, and celebration of both our official languages for another five years. To consult the Roadmap, visit

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