This past week, Minister of Francophone Affairs Caroline Mulroney that the City of Kingston and a local organization will receive funding as part of the redesigned 2019-2020 Francophone Community Grants Program.
“The Francophone Community Grants Program is a central element of our government’s plan to build the capacity of Francophone organizations across Ontario and those serving Francophone markets,” said Minister Mulroney. “By providing them with opportunities to implement impactful projects, we will help Francophone communities thrive and contribute to the overall prosperity of our province.”
The City of Kingston’s French Translation – Possible Made Here Talent Attraction Portal project is slated to receive $25,000 for its work to assist with “the translation of a skilled labour talent attraction portal which will have a real impact in meeting the region’s Francophone attraction and retention goals.”
Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario (ACFO) Conseil régional des Mille-Îles will receive $10,000 for the Création d’une table de concertation locale des organismes francophones de Kingston et d’un organe de diffusion project. It aims to integrate and strengthen the “efforts of service providers to secure the retention of Francophones in the region by more effectively meeting their short- and long-term needs.”
The organization’s stated mission is to promote and ensure the integration, participation, representation and accompaniment of the French Speaking Community of the Thousand Islands region to ensure its continuity.
These two local recipients are part of 48 community organizations and businesses that will receive a total of $1 million in support of supports the cultural and economic development of the province’s Francophone communities.