The ACCT Foundation to receive over $157,000 through the Inter-Action grants and contributions program
CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, today announced that the Department of Canadian Heritage will provide over $157,000 in funding for the ACCT Foundation's project Building South Asian Communities' Capacity for Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement. The project is receiving funding through Inter-Action, the Government of Canada's multiculturalism grants and contributions program. Inter-Action provides funding to community engagement and development projects that promote intercultural understanding and equal opportunities for people of all cultures.
The ACCT Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve inclusion for Chinese Canadians in all aspects of Canadian society. The project Building South Asian Communities' Capacity for Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement trains Chinese-Canadian youth and community leaders to become more effective advocates for marginalized members of their cities and regions.
Diversity and inclusion are central to who we are as Canadians. By receiving support through the Inter-Action program, projects such as this help create bonds between all Canadians by working to eliminate discrimination, racism and prejudice while also providing opportunities for youth community engagement and uniting people through art, culture or sport.
"Calgary is an incredibly multicultural city, with more than 240 different ethnic origins. Through programs like Inter-Action, the Government of Canada can help organizations like the ACCT Foundation support and build these diverse communities by training Canada's leaders of tomorrow."
-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism
Through the Projects component of the Inter-Action program, the ACCT Foundation will receive $157,916 over three years for the project Building South Asian Communities' Capacity for Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement.
Since launching the first round of funding in March 2017, the Projects component of the Inter-Action program has received more than 250 project applications from organizations in communities across Canada.
The Program has two components, the Projects component and the Events component. The Projects component follows a call-for-applications process and focuses on long term, multi-year projects that are national in scope.
The Events component of Inter-Action accepts applications year-round and provides grants to support and promote community based events.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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