Backgrounder: Community organizations receive over $3.9 million to support Francophone and Francophile communities in British Columbians


Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of over $3.9 million for four projects to support B.C.’s Francophone community.

The projects announced today include:

Operational Funding

La Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique
Funding over five years will support SDÉ to continue offering the support, resources, and solutions needed to incubate and grow an ecosystem of Francophone and Francophile businesses across this province.

Tourism Relief Fund

La Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique
Funding will help SDÉ provide business advice, guidance on digital tools, and strategic business information to bilingual, Francophone, and Francophile tourism operators in British Columbia.

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

L’Alliance Française de Vancouver
Funding will go towards a new library, community spaces and washrooms in the new Alliance Française de Vancouver Community Centre.

La Société francophone de Victoria
Funding will support the construction of a new elevator and entryway to increase accessibility to the Francophone community hall in downtown Victoria. 

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Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic Development

Jillian Glover
Communications Manager
Pacific Economic Development Canada

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