WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 6, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced support for several Francophone organizations in Manitoba.

Funding will enable these organizations to continue their important work in fostering and nurturing official languages in minority communities and showcasing their arts and culture.

Mr. Boissonnault was in Winnipeg as part of the Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations.

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"Our official languages are a part of our identity and bring us together. The Government of Canada is proud to support the great work of these organizations that contribute to the vitality of Canada's French-speaking minority communities through their various activities."

- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The organizations receiving funding today enrich Manitoba's official-language minority community. They enable the French-speaking population to thrive and play an important role in developing and strengthening their community."

- Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

"We are the proud heirs to a treasure without borders; our two official languages allow us to open many doors-doors that lead to the discovery of others, to a strong identity and to fertile ground for building a better world."

- Geneviève Pelletier, Artistic and Executive Director, Cercle Molière

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Full list of funded organizations.

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Development of Official-Language Communities Program

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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evelopment of Official-Language Communities Program

This program aims to foster the vitality of Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

Organization Project Amount
100 Nons Inc. Programming 2016-19 $285,000
100 Nons Inc. Project: Intercultural musical collaboration $33,000
Association culturelle franco-manitobaine Inc. Programming 2016-18 $200,000
Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba Inc. Programming 2016-19 $330,000
Centre culturel franco-manitobain Programming 2016-19 $465,000
Centre culturel franco-manitobain Project: History, culture and mixing: a cultural exploration $27,500
Cercle Molière Inc. Programming 2016-18 $280,000
Cercle Molière Inc. Project: Portrait of an evolving community $16,500
Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Inc. Programming 2016-19 $495,000
Conseil jeunesse provincial Inc. Programming 2016-17 $175,000
Directorat de l'activité sportive du Manitoba Inc. Programming 2016-17 $34,500
Fédération des aînés franco-manitobains Inc. Programming 2016-17 $61,750
Fédération des parents du Manitoba Inc. Programming 2016-19 $627,000
Maison des artistes visuels francophones Inc. Programming 2016-17 $74,250
Maison Gabrielle-Roy Inc. Project: Literary and cultural activities at Gabrielle's house $55,500
Radio communautaire du Manitoba Inc. Programming 2016-18 $220,000
Société franco-manitobaine Programming 2016-19 $2,037,450
Société franco-manitobaine Project: Franco-Manitoban Rural Development $275,370
Société historique de Saint-Boniface Programming 2016-19 $210,000
Société historique de Saint-Boniface Project: Western perspective on Canadian Confederation $17,500
World Trade Centre Winnipeg Project: Centrallia 2016: platform for showcasing French as a unifying language of business $19,150

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

Organization Project Amount
Centre culturel franco-manitobain Programming 2016-18 $34,000
Festival du Voyageur Inc. Festival du Voyageur 2017 and 2018 $199,000

Contact Information:

Pierre-Olivier Herbert
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage