Through The Way Forward on Immigration, the Provincial Government is working with its partners to increase the number of Multiculturalism Week events throughout the province. As part of that work, government has issued a Request for Proposals for projects and events aimed at promoting intercultural understanding in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Held each year in March, Multiculturalism Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of immigrants and celebrate diversity through events such as displaying multi-coloured lights as well as music and food festivals. Since 2017, 28 events celebrating diversity throughout the province were funded through the Multicultural Grant Program for a total of approximately $35,000.
Eligible applicants include cultural groups and associations, established non-profit community organizations, municipal governments, public entities such as schools, and non-governmental entities such as regional development authorities. Eligibility guidelines are available at www.gov.nl.ca/immigration/files/NLMGP-Guidelines.pdf .
Application guidelines for submitting proposals, as well as funding eligibility and requirements, are available at www.gov.nl.ca/immigration/settlement-and-other-resources/2019-20-newfoundland-and-labrador-multiculturalism-grant-program-nlmgp-call-for-proposals/.
This year’s application process has been enhanced by introducing a continuous intake process, meaning applications may be submitted at any time for events taking place before March 31, 2020.
“During Multiculturalism Week, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians of all backgrounds celebrate our rich diversity of cultures. By supporting fun, educational events throughout the province, we can help create an even more inclusive, welcoming home for us all. I encourage prospective applicants to apply early to ensure they can benefit from available funding.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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Advanced Education, Skills and Labour