FCC Expression Fund Successful Past Projects

# Organization Amount Project
1 Association de la presse francophone (national organization) $10,000 The APF promotes its member publications to ensure their vitality and sustainability, by raising awareness and contributing to the development of francophone and Acadian communities across the country. FCC funds will go towards research and writing a series of articles, featuring artisans from rural minority francophone communities in Canada. These articles will also highlight the communities’ strengths and challenges. The series will be published in all APF newspapers and on the Francopresse Web site.
2 La Garderie Arc-en-ciel, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (Manitoba)
$8,000 FCC funds will go towards a new daycare facility to accommodate the growing needs of francophones in the area. It will be attached to the francophone elementary school, easing the transition between the two and increasing the odds that children will remain in French education.
3 Centre communautaire de Chatham-Kent La Girouette, Chatham (Ontario)
$6,600 FCC will provide funding for a series of French-language activities on Saturday mornings and professional development days. The goal is to help young people aged six to 10 improve their language skills and increase their feeling of belonging to the francophone community.
4 The Falher Library / Bibliothèque Dentiger, Falher (Alberta)
$5,250 This library is a vibrant bilingual learning and social centre serving two municipalities and the surrounding area. FCC funds will allow this BiblioTECH to expand and promote its French e-learning resources and overall French programming and services.
5 Association de la garderie de la Rive Sud, Cookville (Nova Scotia) $4,500 This daycare serves the French-speaking community of the South Shore of Nova Scotia providing a strong early-learning foundation and preparing children for success in the French-Immersion system. FCC funds will be used to purchase new French-language resources: books, music, games, and toys.
6 Centre des Arts de Stanstead – Stanstead (Quebec) $4,150 This non-profit arts centre seeks to promote artistic expression, advance cultural literacy and honour the region’s heritage. Using the talents of local Anglophone artists, tapping into the anglophone oral history, and involving the community youth, FCC funds will be used to create displays for an Art Walking Tour in the community.
7 Memphremagog Community Learning Centre, Magog (Quebec) $4,000 This community centre has established a large, enclosed experiential-learning garden on the English school property. FCC funds will go towards the installation of a large gazebo in the garden to be used as an outdoor classroom and staging area for workshops and celebrations in this official minority language community.
8 Kent Community Inclusion Network, Richibucto (New Brunswick) $3,500 This organization strives to reduce poverty in the county by creating opportunities to network and share. FCC funds will help build a children’s garden, a teaching garden, adjacent to a teaching kitchen, which will organize activities in French to help children access healthy foods, learn healthy eating habits and acquire basic gardening skills.
9 Association francophone à l’éducation des services à l’enfance de l’Ontario, Hawkesbury (Ontario) $2,000 The AFÉSEO is Ontario's provincial advocate organization for early childhood French-language learning. FCC funds will help support an extracurricular program in Hawkesbury that invites participation of francophone partners from different sectors of the community. Visits from these partners will provide children with a greater understanding of the different facets of the community and a greater sense of belonging to the broader francophone community.
10 French for the Future (national organization) $2,000 FCC funds will allow the organization to recruit dedicated young people to be part of the national youth committee. This committee will organize local initiatives to promote official bilingualism through French-language learning for, and by, students in grades 7 to 12 in Canada.
# Organization Amount Project
1 Conseil de Développement Communautaire de la Ville de Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne (Manitoba) $10,000 The Centre de la petite enfance en français provides services in literacy, health, culture and leisure to francophone families, daycares, preschools and community groups in the surrounding area. FCC funds will allow the centre to be open and operating an additional day per week.
2 Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique, Port Coquitlam (British Columbia) $10,000 A new school, École des Pionniers-de-Maillardville, will serve francophones in the Fraser Valley. The school’s lending library, furnished with FCC funds, will be available to families, daycares and preschools in the area and throughout the province via the electronic lending system.
3 École Camille-Vautour, Sainte-Antoine-de-Kent (New Brunswick) $8,800 This student-driven project involves building an outdoor classroom to be used for school and community workshops and activities. FCC funds will be used to build a pergola shelter and shelving that will be used for gardening.
4 Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie, Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec) $7,500 This organisation arranges agriculture-related training on various topics. FCC funds will allow the UPA to offer an equivalent service to Anglophone producers in the area. 
5 Canadian Parents for French New Brunswick, Sussex (New Brunswick) $5,250 Canadian Parents for French promotes bilingual education across the country. This New Brunswick chapter will use FCC funds to provide locally-developed and produced French resources to all Grade 3 French Immersion classrooms in the province.
6 Comité d'action Place Lafontaine, Tiny (Ontario) $4,150 Le Goût de vivre is a French-language paper for the Simcoe region and contains a section where students can write about what is happening in their schools. FCC funds will allow development and delivery of school workshops in order to better utilize this community tool.
7 Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario, Cornwall (Ontario) $2,500 This Eastern Ontario association is in its third year of participating in the comedy contest Concours LOL and they wish to expand the program to Northern Ontario. FCC funds will go towards comedic writing and performing workshops for youth in Northern Ontario.
8 Association Francophone des Rocheuses du Sud, Fernie (British Columbia) $1,800 This association noted a need for French-language recreational programming for children aged eight to 12, so they created Le Club Baguette for kids to come together to play, eat and have fun in French. FCC funds will pay for materials, snack and leaders to the end of the year.
# Organization Amount Project
1 Centre d'appui à la famille et à l'enfance (CAFE) Nord-Ouest, Falher (Alberta) $7,500 The mission of CAFE Nord-Ouest is to support families in organising francophone events that promote the vitality of the French language in Northwestern Alberta. FCC funds will be used to hire two French professionals in arts, sports and culture for this year's festival to be held in Falher.
2 Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Regina (Saskatchewan) $5,000 Les Journées du patrimoine/Heritage Days is a 3-day festival open to all French Immersion and Francophone students in the province. The theme in 2016 is The Pioneers and will incorporate past and present agricultural practices. FCC funds will be used for rentals, transportation and other necessary costs.
3 École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Catherine, Pain Court (Ontario) $2,000 This francophone school will create an outside classroom where students can learn how to garden. They will also have a discovery area where students can manipulate the natural resources in order to discover their properties and use. FCC's funding will be used to purchase all materials for the project.
4 Salon du livre de l'Est ontarien, Alfred (Ontario) $3,000 This organization arranges French book fairs and workshops in the area with schools, libraries, and seniors’ homes. Particular emphasis is placed on Franco-Ontarian authors. FCC funds will permit an increased number of free author workshops in 2016.
5 Le Centre culturel le Chenail, Hawkesbury (Ontario) $5,000 This cultural centre promotes the arts, culture and heritage of the francophone community in Eastern Ontario. FCC Funds will be used to update displays and purchase new historical artifacts and local heritage items for the Hawkesbury Heritage Exhibit.
6 Pontiac High School, Shawville (Quebec) $10,000 As a key centre for the anglophone minority in the region, Pontiac High School is striving to become a cultural hub for the community by refurbishing the auditorium and organising events in English for the youth and the whole population.
7 École Sainte-Anne, Fredericton (New Brunswick) $10,000 École Sainte-Anne is one of three francophone schools in Fredericton aiming to expand an already successful agriculture project whereby students experience all the steps involved in bringing food from the farm to the table. FCC funds will be used to build a henhouse and to purchase supplies and hens for it.
8 Le Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité (RDÉE) de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc., Wellington (Prince Edward Island) $7,500 The RDÉE supports PEI francophone communities and this project aims to bring the youngest and the oldest in those communities together through gardening. FCC funds will be used to purchase materials to build raised beds as well as small community gardens at each of the six "Centres de la Petite Enfance francophones" of Prince Edward Island.