OTTAWA, June 9, 2021
Our two official languages are an integral part of our national identity. For Canadians living in official language minority communities, ensuring the survival and vitality of their language and culture is a daily act of resilience. The Government of Canada supports these communities by investing in local organizations that help their members learn, retain and celebrate their language.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, highlighted the Government of Canada’s $9.5 million investment in 25 organizations in 2020–21. All organizations received a minimum 20-percent increase in 2018.Three organizations received funding for the first time.
Under the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023, l’Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada, le Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada, and le Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la capitale nationale received program funding for the first time, providing financial stability, which helps them plan multi-year activities.