CHARLOTTETOWN, June 8, 2021
For generations, official-language minority communities have been successful in keeping their language and culture alive and well. The Government of Canada supports these communities through funding to community partners who ensure their vitality and sustainability.
Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced that the Government of Canada is providing more than $1.5 million to 10 organizations in Prince Edward Island in 2020–2021. This represents a 36‑percent increase in funding since 2018. Ms. Lalonde made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.
She took the opportunity to announce that three new beneficiaries would receive core funding: the Comité régional des Jeux de l’Acadie, the Salon du livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard and the Association du musée acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
These groups join a list of seven other organizations in Prince Edward Island that receive core funding from Canadian Heritage and have seen their contributions increase since the implementation of the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023: Investing in Our Future.
The funding provided to these groups ensures that they can continue playing an active role in maintaining the vitality of Acadian and Francophone communities in the province.