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New FEDERAL program for SME's

Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Project stream

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more.
The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

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For Immediate Release

Daniel Gigault Open Golf Tournament: Fondation franco-ontarienne and AFMO Team Up with PRCDC on August 16!

OTTAWA, June 19, 2019 – Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation’s annual Daniel Gigault Open golf tournament turns 30 this year and many return golfers always enjoy practicing their favorite sport for a good cause. Something new, this year: the Daniel Gigault Open Golf Tournament will be teaming up with two well-known franco-ontarian organizations, the Fondation franco-ontarienne and the Association française des municipalités de l’Ontario.

This tournament, which can host between 125 and 150 players, is scheduled for August 16, 2019 at the Casselview golf course in Casselman and will be raising money in order to create a bursary for young entrepreneurs, has announced the PRCDC. Its Chairerson, Mr. Eric Drouin, stated: “Being an entrepreneur today requires certain sacrifices and a lot of will. However, the vast majority of entrepreneurs will say it is worth it. As the PRCDC Chairperson and on behalf of its members of the Board of Directors, we are proud to partner with the FFO and AFMO to help entrepreneurial succession by creating this FIRST endowment fund that will encourage one or many future young entrepreneurs to continue their studies in a francophone college of their choice.”

The Fondation franco-ontarienne, established in 1986, seized the opportunity to become associated with such a popular event. “With 30 years under its belt, it is clear that this tournament has proven itself”, notes Fondation Board President Danny Purcell. “We thought that this partnership is a very good way to be even better known in Eastern Ontario and that the creation of this bursary for young entrepreneurs precisely addresses our main mandate, which is to encourage post-secondary studies in French.”

As for Association française des municipalités de l’Ontario President Roger Sigouin, he too sees the positive in this project. “AFMO is well established in Northern communities. Those in the East know us too, but in our role as a major economic player in municipal development, we wish to meet as many stakeholders as we can in order to outline our projects, namely that of creating a Projects Officer who will travel throughout the province in order to establish ties with municipal managers, the business community as well as community stakeholders. We want to initiate projects which will be benefit all players and I think that our collaboration with this very popular tournament will increase our visibility as well as managers’ and organizations’ willingness to work with us!”

The 2019 Daniel Gigault Open Golf Tournament will start early so as to wrap up mid­afternoon; format will be Shotgun. Players – they are asked to make up their own foursome – may already register on-line thanks to the following link:
See you on August 16th. Come out in droves... with your lucky clubs!
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Supported by FedDev (Ontario) through the Community Futures Development program, the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation is part of the 266 Community Futures Development Corporations in Canada. Led by a Board of Directors, the PRCDC provides financing and contributions to SMEs and stimulates economic growth through job creation.

Created by the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, the Fondation franco-ontarienne has been working for many years to increase revenue streams and funding for the francophone community in Ontario. For more than 30 years, the Fondation has been financially contributing to the success of initiatives aimed at reinforcing the vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community.
The Association française des municipalités de l’Ontario, created in 1989, represents many francophone and francophile centres and rural areas, province-wide, as well as 20-plus affiliate members (school boards, mouvement Desjardins, Société économique de l’Ontario, Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario, Hôpital Montfort, only to name a few). It handles and is an advocate of many municipal and governance issues and it positions itself in francophone matters.