FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to 10 minority language projects
For 11 years, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been contributing to the vitality of Canada’s official languages through the FCC Expression Fund. This year, $50,000 was awarded to 10 minority language projects across Canada.
The fund recipients for 2018 are:
- Association de la presse francophone – National project ($10,000)
- Le Français pour l’avenir – National project ($2,000)
- La Garderie Arc-en-ciel – Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Manitoba ($8,000)
- Centre communautaire de Chatham-Kent La Girouette – Chatham, Ontario ($6,600)
- Falher Library / Bibliothèque Dentiger – Falher, Alberta ($5,250)
- Association de la garderie de la Rive Sud – Cookville, Nova Scotia ($4,500)
- Centre des Arts de Stanstead – Stanstead, Quebec ($4,150)
- Memphremagog Community Learning Centre – Magog, Quebec ($4,000)
- Réseau d’inclusion communautaire de Kent – Richibucto, New Brunswick ($3,500)
- Association francophone à l’éducation des services à l’enfance de l’Ontario – Hawkesbury, Ontario ($2,000)
“FCC applauds these 10 non-profit organizations in their efforts to help their communities express their cultural and linguistic diversity,” said Greg Honey, executive vice-president and chief human resources officer at FCC. “This year, we received 64 applications for funding from communities across Canada, which demonstrates that many worthy organizations are working hard to keep both official languages thriving in their communities.”
Community groups will once again have an opportunity to apply for the FCC Expression Fund in December 2018. Eligibility requirements and more information about selected projects and the fund can be found at www.fccexpressionfund.ca.
“As a federal Crown corporation, FCC is committed to communicating with customers and employees in their preferred official language,” said Honey. “Our bilingual heritage is unique and FCC is happy to support projects that promote both official languages.”
FCC purposely funds projects that support early childhood initiatives for francophone families outside of Quebec and anglophone communities in Quebec, as recommended by the Commissioner of Official Languages. This fund was developed in 2008. Over the past 11 years, it has supported 67 projects, an investment of more than $400,000.
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For more information, photos, graphs or interviews, contact:
Éva Larouche (bilingual)
Farm Credit Canada