Connecting Canadians In Linguistic Minority Communities Across The West And North

Authorities of Canada funding will assist develop and ship digital media content material in linguistic minority communities.

WINNIPEG, MB, Aug. 4, 2021 /CNW/ - The Authorities of Canada helps join Canadians residing in official language minority communities throughout the West and North by investing in an internet initiative that can produce and ship culturally related digital media content material in French. The aim is to advertise on-line interplay between members of official language minority communities, giving them entry to native and regional content material they would not usually have and growing their sense of belonging past their province or territory.

The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament (Saint Boniface–Saint Very important), introduced at present that the Authorities of Canada is investing $3.8 million in Internet Ouest, a venture lead by the Société de la francophonie manitobaine in partnership with Productions Rivard. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Financial Improvement and Official Languages.

Following a profitable 2015-2017 Manitoba pilot venture, Internet Ouest is increasing to incorporate Francophone organizations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. On-line programming will embody internet collection, blogs, main occasions, cultural actions and digital drive-in evenings that includes content material from western and northern producers, all promoted throughout social media channels.

Along with creating new content material, the venture will present coaching and mentorship alternatives to folks working in entry-level positions, like manufacturing assistants, and to Francophone post-secondary college students considering on-line video manufacturing.

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