TORONTO – On Monday, the Ontario government announced the recipients of the 2023-2024 Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP). Through this $2-million program, Ontario supports community organizations and small businesses that contribute to the vitality and well-being of the province’s Francophone communities.
“Francophone businesses and community organizations are the driving force behind initiatives that fuel the growth, prosperity and well-being of our thriving Francophone community,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs. “Ontario is a proud partner of its Francophone community. So, it’s fitting that, on Franco-Ontarian Day, we are announcing our investment of $2 million in the Francophone Community Grants Program. Our government’s commitment to the projects of 51 francophone businesses and social partners demonstrates our strong resolve to build Ontario with them and for them.”
In 2021, the province doubled its funding for the Francophone Community Grants Program, one of the flagship programs under Ontario’s Francophone Economic Development Strategy that supports non-profit and for-profit organizations delivering products and services to Francophones.
- Under the 2023-2024 Francophone Community Grants Program, 45 projects will receive funding from the Community and Culture stream, and six will receive funding from the Economic Development stream.
- Forty percent of the projects selected are located in eastern Ontario, 28 percent in central Ontario, 18 percent in western Ontario and 14 percent in northern Ontario.
- Since 2017, 283 non-profit organizations and small businesses representing a diversity of sectors, such as health and social services, have benefited from the program.
- The 2024-2025 Francophone Community Grants Program application deadline will be announced in early 2024.
SOURCE Province of Ontario