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Recipients of the Francophone Community Grants Program

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Recipients of the Francophone Community Grants Program

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

The following 48 projects are receiving a total of $1 million from the Ontario government through the Francophone Community Grants Program, which is aimed at enhancing the cultural and commercial vitality of the province's Francophone communities and supporting their development.

Community and Culture Stream

Organization Name

Region

City

Project Description

Grant Amount

Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions

Central

Toronto

The "Collectivité résiliente" project will support the organization and its four partners in the development of new resources and in the delivery of four "building resilience" training sessions across the province in order to better serve children, youth and families experiencing violence.

$ 24,000

Community Legal Education Ontario

Central

Toronto

The "Justice pas-à-pas" project aims to translate English legal modules into French, making them available for distribution province-wide, and training individuals on using the system to access them.

$ 25,000

Conseil des organismes francophones de la région de Durham

Central

Oshawa

The "Foire rassembleuse des organismes francophones de la Région de Durham dans le cadre de la fin de semaine culturelle" project will enhance services to Durham's francophone community by increasing collaboration among service providers.

$ 24,380

Coopérative radiophonique de Toronto (CRT)

Central

Toronto

The "Rayonnement de la communauté francophone de Toronto sur le web" project will focus on strengthening web capacity for Francophone organizations. This new initiative is supported by project partners and will support training, assistance, as well as the development and distribution of marketing video capsules.

$ 25,000

Le Laboratoire d'art

Central

Toronto

The "Regarder en arrière pour aller de l'avant : projet de recherche dans nos archives pour planifier une programmation rétrospective célébrant les 15 ans du Labo en 2021" project will celebrate the Francophonie through a series of public events recognizing key achievements of Francophone artists over the organization's history, creating one project-based job and developing new programs and services for Francophone media artists.

$ 10,000

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

Central

Toronto

The "Enhancing Food Literacy Education across Ontario's French-language School Boards" project aims at supporting food literacy education in Ontario classrooms through additional training webinars and knowledge mobilization activities for Francophone educators.

$ 18,100

Théâtre français de Toronto

Central

Toronto

The "La billetterie francophone au services des organismes culturels" project will help the Theatre create a new French-language event ticketing system that will be made available to cultural organizations in Ontario to increase the capacity of the arts sector to deliver services to Francophones.

$ 20,912

Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario - Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry

East

Cornwall

The "L'humour fête la francophonie dans toute sa splendeur et sa diversité!" project will provide youth with professional coaching, networking opportunities and a mentor who specializes in career management, all in the field of humour.

$ 25,000

Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario (ACFO) Conseil régional des Mille-Îles

East

Kingston

The "Création d'une table de concertation locale des organismes francophones de Kingston et d'un organe de diffusion" project aims at integrating and strengthening the efforts of service providers to secure the retention of Francophones in the region by more effectively meeting their short- and long-term needs.

$ 10,000

Centre Charles-Émile-Claude, centre polyvalent des aîné(e)s Inc.

East

Cornwall

The "Des aînés plus branchés et moins isolés" project will offer a series of French workshops to members, volunteers and administrators from the Centre Charles-Émile-Claude and other Cornwall Francophone organizations to build their capacity.

$ 21,135

Cie Vox Theatre Inc.

East

Ottawa

The "Tout petit festival" project will provide opportunities to celebrate and foster understanding of Ontario's Francophonie. This children's festival will include artistic and cultural workshops and interactive theatre involving more than 20 French-language artists.

 $ 9,125

City of Kingston

East

Kingston

The "French Translation - Possible Made Here Talent Attraction Portal" project will 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.

$ 25,000

Créations in vivo

East

Ottawa

"Histoires de comptoir" is a project that aims to offer all Francophones a platform to share and debate current events and to celebrate and foster dialogue between Francophones across the province.

$ 10,000

Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario

East

Ottawa

The "Vivre+ média: une communication provinciale pour tous les franco-ontariens de 50 et +" project will expand and enhance the content and reach of Vivre+, FARFO's on-line magazine, to better disseminate information and awareness of Francophone culture, events, programs and services.

$ 25,000

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins

East

Ottawa

"Découverte et célébration des artistes de la relève franco-ontarienne" will showcase and celebrate rising Franco-Ontarian artists with the aim of increasing the number of spectators and participants at Theatre events and raising awareness of the importance of arts through artistic and cultural workshops.

$ 25,000

L'Équipe d'hygiène mentale pour francophones de S.D. & G. Inc.

East

Cornwall

The "Formation professionnelle continue pour les partenaires communautaires et régionaux qui travaillent de concert pour le mieux-être et la santé mentale des enfants, jeunes et familles francophones de l'Est Ontarien" project will provide two training sessions in French to mental health workers and school staff in eastern Ontario. One session will be on suicide intervention and the second will be on intervention strategies geared towards school personnel and mental health workers.

$ 15,742

Maison d'amitié

East

Ottawa

"Série d'ateliers artistiques thérapeutiques" will create and offer art-therapy workshops in French to clients of Maison d'amitié and community partners.

$ 16,600

Ottawa Network for Education

East

Ottawa

Supported by partners the Société économique de l'Ontario, the Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la capitale nationale, Ottawa Board of Trade, and The Counselling Foundation of Canada, the project "ONFE Career Readiness" will be generating leads, serving clients and creating partnerships.

$ 18,000

Patro d'Ottawa

East

Ottawa

"Programme de mentorat et engagement communautaire" will partner at-risk Francophone youth with volunteer Francophone university students who will mentor them and participate with them in diverse French activities.

$ 20,000

Phoenix Centre for Children and Families

East

Pembroke

The creation of the French version of the online prenatal and early parenting program, "Welcome to Parenting", will help better serve and assist new Francophone parents in Ontario.

$ 21,000

Radio de la communauté francophone d'Ottawa

East

Vanier

The project "Unique FM...déjà dix ans!" will highlight francophone artistic talents and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the media outlet's presence in the Francophone community by presenting a new French radio show centered around Francophone comedians and local personalities.

$ 17,600

Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d'Ottawa

East

Orléans

The "Mise en marché du nouveau service de cuisine" project aims to enhance the meal services offered by a seniors' centre, including an increase in the frequency, diversity and efficiency of the food program available to better meet clients' needs.

$ 24,800

The City of Ottawa

East

Ottawa

The project, "Vision Vanier - Culture in/en action - Francophone Engagement" aims to leverage Francophone cultural organizations and individual artists and cultural workers to help strengthen the engagement of Francophones living in the Vanier neighbourhood of Ottawa. 

$ 20,000

The Nation Municipality

East

Casselman

The project "Vidéos promotionnels" will increase collaboration among service providers to enhance services to Ontario's Francophone communities. Promotional videos will be delivered with the aim of reaching 20,000 clients and creating five new products and five new partnerships.

$ 17,900

Théâtre Action Inc.

East

Vanier

The project "Théâtre Action - Virage numérique" will support the Theatre's digital shift which aims to increase the number of new members, participants, and tickets sold online.

$ 22,500

Trenton Military Family Resource Centre

East

Astra

The project "Rendez-vous franco" will offer activities for Francophone adults from different stages of life as well as family members. Activities include nutrition seminars, a book club, art and craft workshops, fitness, and cultural outings.

 $ 4,000

Valor & Solutions

East

Ottawa

"Rehaussement du site Web de La Ressource" aims to create a virtual community of practice and to facilitate knowledge exchange between Francophone organizations and professionals across Ontario.

$ 25,000

Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario

North

Thunder Bay

The project "Concertations du réseau communautaire de la francophonie du Nord-Ouest" will bring together service suppliers of the Northwestern Ontario Francophone community through a series of roundtables in order to promote dialogue and help maximize resources.

$ 25,000

Bibliothèque publique du canton Mattice-Val Côté

North

Mattice-Val Côté

The project "Se cultiver en francophonie" will offer a series of workshops to Francophones, newcomers and Aboriginal people in the region to promote the history of diverse French-speaking cultures and highlight the diversity within the francophone community.

 $ 8,000

Centre culturel La Ronde Inc.

North

Timmins

"Ateliers sur l'agencement de mets et spectacle" seeks to promote, engage and stimulate the local community through entertainment as well as education about food and music and their ties to the Francophone culture.

$ 20,000

La Place des Arts

North

Sudbury

The project "Portail Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury" involves the creation of a web portal as a hub of development and promotion for cultural, artistic, economic and touristic engagement in Northern Ontario. The portal will encourage online purchases of artistic and cultural products as well as tickets to shows and cultural events in French.

$ 25,000

Le Centre culturel ARTEM

North

New Liskeard

"Francophones à l'avant scène" will see the creation of a social and accessible space for the celebration of diversity and Francophone culture, in partnership with a local art gallery.

$ 23,968

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

North

Thunder Bay

The project "Rayonnement de la culture francophone à l'EMNO" will permit the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to translate its website, create innovative workshops comprising Francophone cultural activities, and create an interactive tool regarding the health of Francophones.

$ 25,000

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Board

North

Sault Ste. Marie

The "Francophone Library Enhancements" project will improve access to French multi-media tools and resource materials.

 $ 9,848

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc.

North

North Bay

The "French Resources & Community Outreach" project will provide relevant French-language documents and outreach to Francophone communities in order to assist in the creation of business start-ups and in business expansions.

 $ 7,200

The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement

North

Timmins

The "Femmes entre elles" project involves the creation of a full-day conference for francophone women, designed to showcase the importance of women in leadership and entrepreneurship and to share experiences and best practices. The goal is to better contribute to the economic and social development of the region and its francophone communities.

$ 25,000

Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington

West

Kitchener

The project "Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington Francophone Programming" is supported by several local partners. It aims to create a support group, develop materials and deliver education sessions for Francophones living with Alzheimer Disease and related dementias and their caregivers in the Waterloo-Wellington area.

$19,336

Carrefour des femmes du sud-ouest de l'Ontario

West

London

"La francophonie ontarienne au pluriel" will bring together 300 Francophones for a one-day event to showcase the contributions of immigrant francophone women to Ontario's francophonie, as well as to celebrate social inclusion and francophone culture.

$ 20,000

Centre communautaire de Chatham-Kent La Girouette

West

Chatham

"Les arts au centre de ma vie" will reinforce and diversify the socio-cultural activities offered in French in the Chatham-Kent area through specialized art courses and shows by francophone artists at a nominal price.

$ 12,540

Centre communautaire francophone de Windsor Essex Kent Inc.

West

Windsor

"Vitalité communautaire du Sud-Ouest de l'Ontario" will identify bilingual professionals in the region and assist them in joining the Healthchat Community of Practice, with the aim of enhancing collaboration among service providers.

$ 25,000

Centre communautaire régional de London

West

London

"Soirée de reconnaissance Franco'Or" is a community recognition event that will celebrate nominees in 13 different categories, including Francophone student leaders, community leaders and administrators, newcomers and seniors.

$ 13,636

Centre Français Hamilton Inc.

West

Hamilton

"Films francophones au Théâtre Westdale" will celebrate and raise awareness of Francophone cinema and culture by organising a French-language film series at a local theatre.

$ 23,998

Fairview Mennonite Home

West

Cambridge

"The Optimal Model of Francophone LTC Implementation Manual at Fairview Mennonite Home" project seeks to strengthen the region's capacity and readiness to welcome Francophone residents into long-term care (LTC). It will bring together a stakeholder group, education and training materials, and provide training to community partners, residents, staff and volunteers in efforts to reduce the disparity of Francophone LTC beds in central southwestern Ontario.

$ 25,000

Niagara Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Niagara

West

Welland

"Translating the Niagara Community Legal Clinic's website, the Retainer and Consent forms to French to meet the clinic's bilingual mandate" will improve access to justice and service for francophone clients.

 $ 2,297

Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society

West

Windsor

"Connecting Community through Language" is a project that will help enhance the organization's capacity to effectively provide child protection services and family supports to Francophone families residing in Windsor-Essex.

$ 20,877

Economic Development Stream

Organization Name

Region

City

Project Description

Grant Amount

Detroit Productions Inc.

Central

Toronto

The project "Tournée en régions pour accroître le sentiment d'appartenance communautaire des personnes d'affaires francophones en Ontario afin de favoriser l'emploi bilingue et le développement économique" will promote the identification and recruitment of Francophone bilingual workers in the community. Through a series of networking events supported by the Club canadien de Toronto in six different cities (Toronto, Cornwall, Ottawa, Kapuskasing, Sudbury, Windsor), it will help recognize young business entrepreneurs and set-up a Franco-Ontarian business forum.

$ 45,000

Dongue Cuisine Santé Inc.

Central

Toronto

The project "Renforcement entrepreneurial des chefs et cuisiniers francophones bilingues" will provide opportunities to strengthen the capacity of organizations to improve the supply of products and services to Ontario's French-speaking market. The project, supported by the Centre canadien pour l'unité de la Famille and Collège Boréal, will help the enterprise increase the management and marketing expertise of its chefs through training sessions.

$ 50,000

Les Suites des Présidents' Suites

North

Temiskaming Shores (Haileybury)

"Développement d'expériences touristiques francophones pour le Témiskaming ontarien" will support Francophone community entrepreneurs in the development of touristic and cultural initiatives and products in the Temiskaming region via training and workshops.

$ 49,888

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