The Manitoba government is providing $293,464 in funding to support 25 initiatives led by non-profit ethnocultural organizations, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Andrew Smith announced today.
“Our continued support of ethnocultural groups is key to ensuring that Manitoba continues to be a vibrant, inclusive province,” said Smith. “Our government recognizes how much our multicultural community adds to the great quality of life of all citizens, so we are pleased to support these projects.”
The Ethnocultural Community Support Program (ECSP) is a grant program that supports non-profit ethnocultural organizations that provide programming including anti-racism, interfaith, multicultural and youth activities.
Some of this year’s recipients include:
· Iranian Community of Manitoba Inc. for Nowruz-Persian New Year, Persian Language School, and monthly senior and youth cultural social gatherings ($25,000);
· Ethio-Canadian Cultural Academy Inc. for language training, school tutoring, live performance and drama training ($18,891);
· Institute of Chinese Language, Culture and Arts for Cantonese and Mandarin heritage language classes for kindergarten to Grade 12 students ($10,100);
· Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers Inc. for Filipino heritage sharing and language teaching for adults, youth and children, as well as an anti-bullying intercultural arts and crafts project ($25,000);
· Parents Contre le Racisme Inc. a francophone organization established to address racism and foster inclusivity among kindergarten to Grade 12 students ($13,660); and
· Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council for the Taras Shevchenko Month interactive education program, the 90th anniversary of Holodomor commemoration, a Ukrainian Independence Day celebration and the Kino Film Festival celebrating Ukrainian-Canadian filmmakers with an emphasis on Manitoba filmmakers ($19,925).
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