Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter
Press Release

Acadian and Francophone Early Childhood Sector Flourishing in Nova Scotia

CHURCH POINT, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - April 30, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), today announced an investment of $7,500 through the Development of Official-Language Communities Program in the Centre provincial de ressources préscolaires (CPRPS). He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

The CPRPS will use this funding to implement its 2015-16 programming. It will continue its work of setting up family resource centres in five communities without one and improving the range of services and activities offered in the existing five centres. The group plans to provide support to communities that want to set up early childhood centres. The CPRPS also offers advocacy and collaboration activities.

Quick Facts

  • The CPRPS is a centre of excellence, knowledge, training and resources in French for early childhood development and education in Nova Scotia's 10 Acadian and Francophone communities.
  • The mission of the CPRPS is to provide early childhood development resources based on the needs of the Acadian and Francophone communities. It supports development and facilitates cooperation among professionals, organizations and all the partners working towards the personal, cultural and linguistic development of young children in Nova Scotia.
  • The Development of Official-Language Communities Program is designed to foster the vitality of Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

Quotes

"I am proud that our Government continues to support organizations like the Centre provincial de ressources préscolaires. Through such initiatives, we are helping promote the French and English languages, which are the very backbone of our history and our Canadian identity."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The CPRPS's role in early childhood education is crucial to enhancing the vitality of Nova Scotia's Acadian and Francophone communities. Our Government is proud to support their activities."

- Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"The CPRPS is very grateful for the financial contribution made for its 2015-16 programming. This funding will allow CPRPS to offer support to the Acadian and Francophone communities looking to develop early childhood centres, as well as family resource centre programs and services. The CPRPS will continue to work in cooperation with its partners and the communities in order to further develop the services related to early childhood."

- Suzanne Saulnier, Executive Director, Conseil provincial des ressources préscolaires

Associated Links

Development of Official-Languages Communities Program

Conseil provincial des ressources préscolaires (French only)

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr.

Marisa Monnin
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Gilles Theriault
Communications Manager
Atlantic Region
506-851-3980

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca
Latest News
Top News