Feds increase funding to Nunavut Francophones

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Nunavut’s francophone association, l’Association des francophones du Nunavut, and the federal government recently announced the signing of a “collaboration accord” covering 2005-2009.

Under the agreement, Canadian Heritage agrees to support the AFN’s efforts in the areas of culture, community and economic development, education and health, while the AFN agrees to provide the services.

This year the AFN will receive $272,000, up from $245,000 in 2004. The AFN can also apply for project money from a budget of $421,760 set aside for the North.

The AFN’s executive director, Daniel Cuerrier, said the increase in the annual operating grant of 11 per cent this year will not necessarily be repeated next year.

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