Community ­Innovation Fund offers $1.1 million for vulnerable English-­speaking youth and seniors

Record Staff

Quebec’s English-speaking youth and seniors will benefit from $1.1 million to learn new skills, find jobs, and fight isolation thanks to the renewal of the Community Innovation Fund (CIF).  This second round of financing will help community organizations across the province pilot socially innovative projects supporting youth and seniors between over the next four years. According to Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge, the second round of Community Innovation Fund assistance will address the ongoing challenges that diminish the vitality of Quebec’s most vulnerable English-speaking seniors and youth, both in our urban centres and our regions. “The pilot projects funded during the first round of CIF have demonstrated that with a little financial help, short term social initiatives can get off the ground and provide sustainable projects to improve the vitality of English-speaking minority communities across Quebec,” Martin-Laforge added. See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 13 edition of The Record.

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