• John Jantak

Preparing for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017


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The Government of Canada, under the leadership of the Hon. Melanie Joly, Minister for Canadian Heritage, has officially launched its vision for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. As part of this initiative, Canadian Heritage has introduced a fund that will support regional and local projects that celebrate our shared values, our achievements, our natural environment and our place in the world.

“We want to bring people together and inspire them while providing content that underscores diversity, inclusion, the invaluable contributions of our Indigenous peoples, our young people and the importance of our stewardship of our environment,” said Joly.

Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, encourages all local organizations to apply and participate in this national project. It is a great way to increase awareness of some of the outstanding work they do, and how they represent the very best of what Canada is about.

The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. Eligible funding recipients under the Canada 150 Fund include:

• Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including corporations, trusts, cooperatives and unincorporated associations;

• Canadian business corporations, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures where projects are non-commercial in nature;

• Canadian schools; and,

• Canadian municipal governments and their institutions.

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