The MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan, invites municipalities, indigenous organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations to apply for the new Multiculturalism Funding Program.
The Multiculturalism Funding Program, formerly known as Inter-Action, helps bring Canadians together and help people of all origins participate fully in society.
“Our government recognizes the importance of building a more inclusive society. That’s why we expanded the program and increased its envelope by $ 23 million, for a total of $ 51.9 million,” says Brenda Shanahan.
The Multiculturalism Funding Program is divided into three components:
- Events component: activities that promote intercultural understanding, and celebrate history and culture;
- Community Capacity Development component: projects that promote the inclusion of newcomers and diverse communities;
- Projects component: projects that address racism and discrimination with a focus on Aboriginal people and visible minority women and girls.
Although Canada is a welcoming and diverse country, our government knows that we can do better. By encouraging mutual understanding, we strengthen the sense of belonging of all Canadians to their community.Mélanie JolyMinister of Canadian Heritage
Those interested in applying for funding under the Multiculturalism Funding Program are asked to contact Canadian Heritage at the following e-mail address: pch.soutienauxcollectivitésfirstname.lastname@example.org.