Investing nearly $4 million to support 21 organizations working with New Brunswick’s official-language minority community

News release

NEW BRUNSWICK, March 15, 2022

The Government of Canada understands the crucial role played by organizations working to protect our two official languages across the country. They not only provide essential support to official-language minority communities, but also help promote our linguistic duality to ensure a promising future for generations to come.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced nearly $4 million in funding for 21 Francophone organizations in New Brunswick. Provided through the Development of Official-Language Communities Program, this important financial support will enable organizations to continue to operate, as well as promote the dynamism and vitality of official-language minority communities.

The federal government will remain an ally of these official language organizations that do such important work. Thanks to them, Canadians will continue to grow, learn and dream in the language of their choice.

Client Name Annual Funding Amount
RADARTS INC. $119,880
ASSOCIATION ACADIENNE DES ARTISTES PROFESSIONNEL.LE.S DU N.-B. INC. $120,000
ASSOCIATION DES RADIOS COMMUNAUTAIRES ACADIENNES DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $97,000
ASSOCIATION FRANCOPHONE DES AÎNÉS DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $90,000
ASSOCIATION FRANCOPHONE DES MUNICIPALITÉS DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $84,000
ASSOCIATION FRANCOPHONE DES PARENTS DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $114,000
CONSEIL PROVINCIAL DES SOCIÉTÉS CULTURELLES INC. $706,000
CONSEIL POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE L’ALPHABÉTISME ET DES COMPÉTENCES DES ADULTES DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $40,000
LA COOPÉRATIVE DE THÉÂTRE L’ESCAOUETTE LTÉE $57,600
LA FÉDÉRATION DES JEUNES FRANCOPHONES DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $223,000
LE GALA DE LA CHANSON DE CARAQUET INC. $66,500
MOUVEMENT ACADIEN DES COMMUNAUTÉS EN SANTÉ DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $75,000
PRODUCTION DE L’ÉTOILE INC. $102,000
REGROUPEMENT FÉMINISTE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $95,000
SALON DU LIVRE DE DIEPPE INC. $12,000
LE SALON DU LIVRE DE LA PÉNINSULE ACADIENNE INC. $12,000
SALON DU LIVRE D’EDMUNDSTON INC. $12,000
SOCIÉTÉ DE L’ACADIE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC. $630,000
LA SOCIÉTÉ DES JEUX DE L’ACADIE INC. $145,800
ASSOCIATION RÉGIONALE DE LA COMMUNAUTÉ FRANCOPHONE DE SAINT-JEAN INC. $468,000
LA SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DE L’ACADIE INC. $363,000
TOTAL $3,632,780

Quotes

“As someone who grew up in Moncton, I know how important it is to support organizations working in official-language minority communities. Today’s investment will allow organizations in New Brunswick to pursue their activities and ensure the vitality of Francophone communities in our beautiful region. When it comes to protecting and promoting our two official languages, our government will always be there” 

—The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Quick facts

  • The Official Languages Support Programs represent the largest federal investment in official languages. These include the Development of Official-Language Communities Program and the Enhancement of Official Languages Program. 

  • The Government of Canada is providing this funding under the Development of Official-Language Communities Program (Community Life component, Cooperation with the Community Sector sub-component). This program enhances the vitality of Canada’s English- and French-speaking minority communities and supports their development.

  • On March 1, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced an improved bill for substantive equality between Canada’s official languages to better reflect a changing society. This bill aims to address the decline of French in Canada, to clarify and strengthen the part of the Official Languages Act concerning the promotion of official languages, and to support minority communities.

Contacts

For more information (media only), please contact:

Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office for the Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
marianne.blondin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca
1-343-543-8853

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