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Ontario Strengthens Cultural and Economic Vitality of Francophonie

50 organizations serving the Francophone community will share $2 million in financial support

September 21, 2022

Francophone Affairs

TORONTO – The Ontario government is supporting 50 new projects, representing an overall investment of $2 million, under the 2022-2023 edition of the Francophone Community Grants Program.

“The Ministry of Francophone Affairs received very high-quality projects from both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations this year,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs. “With the funds allocated today, the government reaffirms its commitment to the Francophone community by supporting its cultural, community and entrepreneurial development.”

Projects include initiatives that will help to recruit and train Francophone and bilingual workers, develop French-language services for women, youth, seniors and newcomers, and support exhibitions, festivals and cultural events that showcase Francophone heritage.


Quick Facts

  • The Francophone Community Grants Program is a central initiative of the Francophone Economic Development Strategy, one of the objectives of which is to encourage and stimulate Francophone economic recovery through actions specifically targeting Francophone organizations and entrepreneurs. 
  • The application period for the 2022-23 Francophone Community Grants Program was launched on March 16, 2022. 40% of the projects selected are located in Eastern Ontario, 28% in Central Ontario, 18% in Western Ontario and 14% in Northern Ontario.