FedDev Ontario Announces Support for Francophone Communities
Feb. 01, 2019
Global Korean Post
Ontario’s Francophone population is more than 600,000 people and represents the largest Francophone community in Canada outside of Quebec.
The Government of Canada announced that FedDev Ontario is providing l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) with $1.25 million to deliver a new program that will strengthen Francophone communities in southern Ontario, attract investment and create jobs.
With this support, AFO is launching Effet multiplicateur (Multiplier Effect), a program that will provide assistance to at least 50 Francophone businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including those geared towards youth, women and new immigrants. Recipients will receive between $2,500 and $25,000 in funding and services for local initiatives across the region to maximize the impact of their projects and services for Francophone communities. Through this new program, AFO expects to create up to 75 jobs in southern Ontario. For more information, including how to apply, visit https://monassemblee.ca/en/.
FedDev Ontario’s funding for AFO is through the Economic Development Initiative (EDI), a national program, delivered by the regional development agencies across Canada, which builds on the strengths of each region to facilitate sustainable economic growth in OLMCs.