The Government of Canada Invites Canadian Organizations to Plan Celebrate Canada Activities

Nov 15, 2013, 09:03 ET from Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Organizations wishing to apply for funding for Celebrate Canada 2014 activities can submit applications starting today and up until January 15, 2014.

The Government of Canada provides financial assistance for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, which takes place from June 21 to July 1. This period includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on July 1.

"These days of celebration bring us all closer together and help define what makes us Canadian," stated Minister Glover. "As we approach Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, our Government is pleased to provide organizations with access to funding they can use to showcase our people, our accomplishments and everything that has contributed to making Canada a remarkable country."

Eligible recipients for funding include Canadian not-for-profit organizations, unincorporated associations, Canadian businesses organizing projects of a non-commercial nature, Canadian educational institutions and municipal governments, and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions.

The funding application form and detailed information about application requirements and eligible expenses are available on the Celebrate Canada website.

Applications may be mailed, scanned and e-mailed, faxed or delivered by courier or other means to a Canadian Heritage regional office by Monday, January 15, 2014. Applications postmarked or delivered after this date will not be accepted.

For more information about Celebrate Canada and its four days of festivities, visit the Celebrate Canada website.

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