The Manmeet Singh Bhullar Charitable 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 Manmeet Singh Bhullar Charitable Foundation's project Building South Asian Communities' Capacity for Integration and Advocacy. 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 Manmeet Singh Bhullar Charitable Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports and operates programs for Canadians who are dealing with addiction, abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and re-settlement issues. The project Building South Asian Communities' Capacity for Integration and Advocacy will train South Asian youth and community leaders to become more effective advocates for marginalized members of their cities and regions. It will also include training for newcomers, refugees, under-represented individuals and victims of abuse and violence.
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.
"Canadians are proud of our country's diversity. Groups like the Manmeet Singh Bhullar Charitable Foundation are helping us reach the important goal of inclusion and equality in all aspects of society. Through Inter-Action, our government funds organizations such as this one that promote Canada's diversity and help eliminate discrimination, racism and prejudice."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism
Through the Projects component of the Inter-Action program, the Manmeet Singh Bhullar Charitable Foundation will receive $157,916 over three years for the project Building South Asian Communities' Capacity for Integration and Advocacy.
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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