Government of Canada helps seniors and families through new community projects across country

“Improving the lives of people in our society is why we were elected. I know that our work with the Quebec Community Groups Network will improve the lives of Canadians by developing stronger partnerships among communities.”

Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs Marc Miller, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a new partnership with stakeholders through the Social Partnership Initiative in Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC).

Marking the beginning of now called Community Innovation Fund, this new partnership was made as part of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013–2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, and funded through the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP). The Fund is managed by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) which will receive $1.4 million to pool expertise and resources to fund innovative projects in OLMCs that address community priorities.

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English-­speaking Quebecers to Benefit from Investment Fund for Official Language Minority Communities

Montreal – April 28, 2016

The Quebec Community Groups Network as well as its members and stakeholders were thrilled to announce that community sector organizations that provide direct support to more than 1 million English-­speaking Quebecers could soon benefit from up to $3 million to finance innovative projects that address the needs and priorities of English-­speaking youth, seniors, and newcomers.

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