AFNOO received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation
THUNDER BAY – L’Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario – AFNOO received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in the amount of $ 116,600, for a period of two years in order to hire a coordinator to develop activities to improve the employment prospects of young people in the Greenstone area and its surroundings
This funding is aimed at supporting the youth which fits squarely within the mission statement of l’AFNOO whose organizational mandate is to ensure the development and the prosperity of the Francophone community in Northwestern Ontario at the political, educational, economic, linguistic, social and cultural level.
These funds will give the organization the opportunity to hire a project coordinator to support young people and the Francophone community in the following areas:
– Develop initiatives to improve the employment prospects of Francophone youth (leadership skills and entrepreneurship)
– Coordinate a mentoring program for young people (youth and seniors network)
– Encourage partnerships, support Francophone organizations
– Participate in the coordination of Northwestern activities for the 400th anniversary of the Francophone presence in Ontario
“The support from the Foundation will enable us to increase the presence and visibility of the Francophones in Greenstone and its surroundings. This will enable the AFNOO to have a local agent dedicated in offering support and services for Greenstone and the surrounding communities”. said the President, Chantal Brochu. She further adds: Our youths are our future; we want to help and guide them in their entrepreneurial projects.”
This news was shared with the Northwestern Francophone community on December 14, 2013 at the Airlane Hotel during a workshop aimed at assisting organizations with the grant application process hosted by l’Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario.
AFNOO wishes to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their trust and for the outstanding contribution to the success of this project for the entire Francophone community in Northwestern Ontario.