REGINA – AGRICULTURE – For 10 years, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been contributing to the vitality of Canada’s official languages through the FCC Expression Fund. This year, $50,000 was awarded to eight minority language projects across Canada.
The fund recipients for 2017 are:
- Conseil de développement communautaire de la Ville de Sainte-Anne – Sainte-Anne, Man. ($10,000)
- Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique – Port Coquitlam, B.C. ($10,000)
- École Camille-Vautour – Saint-Antoine-de-Kent, N.B. ($8,800)
- Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie – Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. ($7,500)
- Canadian Parents for French New Brunswick – Sussex, N.B. ($5,250)
- Comité d’action Place Lafontaine – Tiny, Ont. ($4,150)
- Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario – Cornwall, Ont. ($2,500)
- Association francophone des Rocheuses du Sud – Fernie, B.C. ($1,800)
“FCC applauds these eight non-profit organizations in their efforts to help their communities express their cultural and linguistic diversity,” said Brenda Stasuik, FCC director, Corporate Social Responsibility. “This year, we received over 65 applications for funding from communities across Canada, which demonstrates that many worthy organizations are working hard to keep both official languages thriving in their communities.”
Community groups will once again have an opportunity to apply for the FCC Expression Fund in December 2017. Eligibility requirements and more information about selected projects and the fund can be found at www.fccexpressionfund.ca.
“As a federal Crown corporation, FCC is committed to communicating with customers and employees in their preferred official language,” said Stasuik. “Our bilingual heritage is unique and FCC is happy to support worthy projects that promote both official languages.”
This fund was developed in 2008. Over the past 10 years, it has supported 57 projects, an investment of more than $350,000.