The Government of Canada increases its support for official language minority communities in New Brunswick through the Action Plan for Official Languages
Parliamentary Secretary Marie – France Lalonde confirms funding for official languages organizations in New Brunswick
NEW BRUNSWICK, May 5, 2021 / CNW / – The government of Canada continues to support its network of partners in order to enhance the vitality of official language minority communities, while contributing to innovation and excellence.
Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), today reaffirmed the Government of From Canada support for 21 organizations in New Brunswick with an investment of more than $ 3.78 million in 2020-2021. This represents a 33% increase in funding provided directly to organizations across the province so that they can play a greater role in maintaining the vitality of communities. New Brunswick Acadian and Francophone community. She made an announcement on behalf of the Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.
Parliamentary Secretary Lalonde also pointed out that thanks to the Action Plan for Official Languages, RADARTS will be added to the list of New Brunswick organizations receiving funding under the Cooperation with the Community Sector component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program of Canadian Heritage.
“Official language communities in Canada are part of the very fabric of our country. They include many small, passionate community organizations that work tirelessly to ensure the sustainability and vitality of our Francophone population. Our government is proud to support their continued efforts and their commitment to our bilingual future. ”
—The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages
“In every part of Canada, official language minority communities strive to keep their language and culture relevant, strong and prosperous. Community organizations play an essential role in From Canada a bilingual future by providing leadership and direction and by guaranteeing access to services, resources and cultural and linguistic activities. “
—Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages)
“The Provincial Council of Cultural Societies and its 18 member organizations through New Brunswick recognize the government of From Canada positive support to help us achieve our mission of action and cultural development in the province’s Francophone communities. This funding will allow us to obtain tangible results in terms of creativity and innovation, adapted to the health situation. This will also allow us to pursue the actions described in our annual program adjusted to our three-year strategic plan, which was affected by the pandemic and is being revised. “
—Ghislaine Foulem, President of the Provincial Council of Cultural Societies
the Action plan for official languages 2018-2023: investing in our future describes the government of From Canada global vision to establish a strong Canadian Francophonie and support official language minority communities.
The action plan proposes an unprecedented investment of $ 2.7 billion over five years, including $ 500 million in new funding, to support official language minority communities and promote bilingualism across the country. It is made up of three pillars: strengthening our communities; Strengthen access to services; and Promote a bilingual Canada.
At February 19, in the document English and French: towards real equality of the official languages Canada, Minister Joly unveiled the government of From Canada the intention to modernize and strengthen the Official Languages Act and related instruments. This document proposes a series of changes and new measures to achieve a new linguistic balance in the country.
Canadian Heritage’s official languages support programs promote English and French in Canadian society and enhance the vitality of Anglophone and Francophone minority communities.
There are official language minority communities in each province and territory, each with its own specific realities and needs.
Amount approved for 2018–2019 (before the Action Plan for Official Languages)
Total allocation in 2020-2021
ACADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS OF NB INC.
NEW BRUNSWICK ACADIAN COMMUNITY RADIO ASSOCIATION INC.
ASSOCIATION FRANCOPHONE DES AÎNÉS DU NEW BRUNSWICK INC
FRANCOPHONE ASSOCIATION OF NEW BRUNSWICK MUNICIPALITIES INC.
FRANCOPHONE ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS OF NEW BRUNSWICK INC.
REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY OF SAINT-JEAN INC *. (ARCf funding includes amounts from Carrefour Beausoleil in Miramichi and Center communautaire Sainte-Anne in Fredericton (third party agreement).
PROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF CULTURAL SOCIETIES, INC.
THE ESCAOUETTE THEATER COOPERATIVE LTÉE
THE FEDERATION OF YOUNG FRANCOPHONES OF NEW BRUNSWICK INC.
THE ACADIE GAMES SOCIETY INC.
THE NATIONAL ACADIE SOCIETY INC.
THE GALA OF THE SONG OF CARAQUET INC.
THE ACADIAN PENINSULA BOOK FAIR INC.
ACADIAN MOVEMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK HEALTH COMMUNITIES INC.
STAR PRODUCTION INC.
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NEW BRUNSWICK FEMINIST GROUP INC.
LIVING ROOM OF DIEPPE INC.
EDMUNDSTON BOOK FAIR INC.
NEW BRUNSWICK ACADIA SOCIETY INC.
CANADIAN PARENTS FOR THE FRENCH (NEW BRUNSWICK) INC.
Action plan for official languages 2018-2023: investing in our future
English and French: towards real equality of the official languages Canada
Official languages support programs
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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