Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs, announced that our government is providing $1 million to 30 organizations as part of the 2020-2021 Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP). This program helps support the vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community, with a focus on promoting the French language, as well as the community’s socio-economic development in Ontario.
- Through the Francophone Community Grants Program, Ontario is investing $1 million in the community and economic development of its Francophone communities for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
- 30 projects have been selected this year which will strengthen Francophone communities across the province through arts and culture, education and training, recruitment and capacity-building within organizations that serve Francophones.
- With this program, our government is continuing to support Francophone organizations, particularly in these difficult times as we face a health crisis.
- As in the past, the program generated a great amount of interest.
- The selection process ensures that grants are awarded to the projects that demonstrate the highest degree of merit against the published assessment criteria and takes into consideration the available budget envelope.
- Our government is committed to promoting Francophone economic and community development across the Province. We also announced, on September 22nd, a $500,000 investment to support the creation of a provincial Francophone business network and to promote Franco-Ontarian products and services.