FCC Expression Fund

The FCC Expression Fund was developed to support Canada's official languages and honour those communities where both languages thrive. It's $50,000 in funding for projects that contribute to the vitality of official language minority communities and help residents express the cultural and linguistic diversity of their area. The fund awards between $2,000 and $10,000 to each successful applicant. 

Online applications are closed. The next application period will begin in January 2016.

What it’s for

The fund supports projects such as community centres, daycares and artistic projects like theatrical productions, art galleries and concerts – to name a few.

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Who’s eligible

Official language minority communities – anglophone communities inside of Quebec and francophone communities within official language communities outside of Quebec who are:

  • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
  • non-profit organizations, including schools

Your project must

  • enhance the vitality of an official language minority community
  • be located in Canada
  • recognize FCC’s contribution
  • be completed within approximately two years

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How to apply

Online applications are closed. The next application period will begin in January 2016.

For more information about the FCC Expression Fund, email us.

Organizations we consider for funding

  • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
  • non-profit organizations, including schools

Programs we support

  • enhance the vitality of an official language minority community
  • must be completed within approximately two years
  • recognize FCC’s contribution
  • preferably benefit more than one community
  • encourage volunteerism
  • are located in Canada

Organizations or programs we will not support

  • take place outside Canada
  • have received funding from the FCC Expression Fund in the past two years
  • contribute primarily to operating budgets or debt reduction campaigns
  • raise funds for a charity through private foundations or third parties (Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, etc.)
  • support individual endeavours
  • benefits members of a particular religion, political party or social organization whose primary focus is advocating a particular religious, social, moral, political or economic point of view
  • benefit private schools
  • adversely impact the environment

Additional information

  • only online applications will be evaluated
  • preference may be given to organizations that have a focus on agriculture
  • FCC employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to complete the application for the FCC Expression Fund
  • selected organizations must sign a letter of agreement with FCC and show documentation of project completion
  • an environmental assessment may be required as part of the evaluation process
  • we will consider projects that take place within school buildings that are accessible to the outside community but do not fund individual classroom projects limited to only the students of that classroom

For more information, email us.

# Organization Amount Project
1 Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta régionale de Saint-Paul, Saint-Paul (Alberta ) $7,000 The funds will contribute to the renovations of the community hall that will house a French daycare in St-Paul. Funds will also be used to purchase French resources and materials for the children that will attend.
2 Le centre éducatif Les Petits Pois, Bellevue (Saskatchewan) $4,000 Funds will be used to purchase French resources and materials for the new French daycare that will be located in the St. Isidore School in Bellevue.
3 Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise, Regina (Saskatchewan) $7,000 L'Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise will be hosting their annual Harvest Festival that will be held in three Francophone communities in Saskatchewan.
4 Centre multiculturel francophone de Durham, Durham (Ontario) $3,000 The Centre multicultural francophone de Durham will use the funds to create and maintain the organization's website that will promote French and ethno-cultural events and activities for the Durham community and surrounding communities.
5 Comité de la Gare de Bourget, Bourget (Ontario) $10,000 The funds will be used to renovate the Bourget train station to convert it into a multi-cultural community centre that will be open to a wide array of cultural, artistic and educational events in French for the Bourget and area community.
6 École secondaire régionale Richmond, Richmond (Québec) $5,000 Extensive renovations of the Richmond Regional High School's community art room that will be a location for the community to use. French art classes and other courses will be offered to the community and surroundings.
7 Société culturelle de Saint-François inc.  Saint-François (Nouveau-Brunswick) $4,000 This gazebo will be built on a heritage location that will be a gathering location used for francophone theatrical plays, literary coffees, school activities for the Saint-Francois community and surrounding communities.
8 Commission de la bibliothèque publique de Saint-Antoine, Saint-Antoine (Nouveau-Brunswick) $7,000 The public library commission of Saint-Antoine's newly renovated centre will use the funds to offer French literacy programs, art and culinary courses, as well as hosting Francophone community events and activities.
9 Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean (Terre-Neuve)

$3,000

With an increased interest in Francophone cultural and artistic activities, the St-Jean community centre would like to use the funds to purchase sound equipment and lighting to improve the experience of the performers and the patrons.
# Organization Amount Project
1 Société Maison de la Francophonie de Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia $6,000 New lighting in the Studio 16 theatre will improve the experience of the performers and the patrons.
2 Comité Culturel de
St-Isidore, St Isidore, Alberta
$10,000 Extensive renovations and expansion to the francophone community centre will help the building meet the needs of those who use it.
3 Coopérative des publications fransaskoises, Regina, Saskatchewan $8,000 Digitizing content, creating an online search tool and electronically archiving articles for l’Eau Vive, Saskatchewan’s French weekly newspaper, will make historical information more easily available.
4 Coopérative multiservices francophone de l’Ouest d’Ottawa Inc., Ottawa, Ontario $5,000 Helping to purchase exterior signage for the new francophone multiservice centre will help its visual presence in the community.
5 École Secondaire publique le Sommet, Hawkesbury, Ontario $5,000 New lighting and sound system for l’Agora theatre means the theatre will now be able to continue hosting Francophone events.
6 Gaspesian British Heritage Village, New Richmond, Québec $10,000 The historic Gendron Building will be renovated so it can act as a year-round English cultural and community centre.
7 Société culturelle Kent-Sud, Bouctouche, New Brunswick

$6,000

New kitchen renovations will allow the cultural centre to offer cooking classes and showcase local producers and products in French.
# Organization Amount Project
1 Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre Cooperative, Wakefield, Quebec $10,000 The Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre Cooperative’s mission is to provide high-quality and sustainable cultural and recreational programs and events for all ages. Funds will support youth summer camps that offer the opportunity for youths to gather, learn and have fun in both official languages.
2 Really Local Harvest, Dieppe, New Brunswick $10,000 Really Local Harvest is dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture in southeastern New Brunswick. Funds will cover part of the production costs of the "Renaissance Agri-Culturelle" project, which showcases agricultural producers, visual artists and Francophone musicians from New Brunswick and promotes the diversity and vitality of the Acadian culture.
3 Société franco-manitobaine, Winnipeg, Manitoba $10,000 The Société franco-manitobaine (SFM) is the official representative of Manitoba’s Francophone community. La Liberté, the province’s only French-language weekly, reaches an important milestone this year, its 100th anniversary. To mark this anniversary, the SFM will prepare and display a permanent and touring exhibition on the history of Manitoba’s French community. Funds will help the SFM develop an educational guide to accompany the exhibition. The guide will be distributed to French immersion and Francophone school students from grades 9 to 12.
4 Centre culturel ARTEM, Témiskaming Shores, Ontario $9,500 The Centre culturel ARTEM aims to promote Ontario’s Francophone arts and culture in Témiskaming. Funds will be used to develop and translate an interactive tour promoting the area’s Francophone and agricultural history, entitled “Over 100 years of agriculture in Témiskaming”.
5 La Cité des Rocheuses, Calgary, Alberta $5,500 La Cité des Rocheuses, Calgary’s Francophone community centre, organizes and offers a wide array of cultural, artistic and educational events in French for the Calgary and area community and youth. Funds will go towards renovating the theatre.
6 L’ACFA régionale de Plamondon – Lac-la-Biche, Plamondon, Alberta $5,000 The Plamondon-Lac-la-Biche chapter of the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) is committed to promoting the development of a Francophone environment that is accessible to everyone. Funds will be used to renovate the Philip-Ménard cultural centre for the continued support of French-language projects and events.