The Government of Canada Announces its Vision for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017

March-15-16

For Immediate Release

March 15, 2016

The Government of Canada Announces its Vision for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017

SCARBOROUGH 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.

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.

More about the Canada 150 Fund can be found online at http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1424795454758/1434974349768

John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough - Guildwood, 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.

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