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Renewal of the Bilingual Ottawa Grant Program

ACFO Ottawa is proud to announce that the Bilingual Ottawa microgrant program has been renewed by the federal government through the Canadian Heritage Action Plan for Official Languages.  This additional funding of $1,250,000 will support new bilingual projects from 2021 to 2023.

The program renewal aims to continue to enhance the bilingual character of Ottawa and to advance the interests of the francophone community by investing in concrete projects, led by and for the community. The first phase of Bilingual Ottawa, funded 77 projects  for a total amount of $ 968,000. In addition to this amount, $ 67,877 was awarded to 20 Ottawa businesses and organizations, including the media, for the promotion and operation of the program.

Here is the impact of our program :
  • 2.8% of the population of the city of Ottawa will be directly affected by projects funded by bilingual Ottawa, which gives the following results:
  • 503 partnerships will be created
  • 757 bilingual and French-speaking activities will be created and delivered
  • 28,249 people will participate in the activities
  • 7,464 participants will be consulted on bilingualism

Up to a hundred projects could be funded in 2021-2023. These initiatives are divided in two categories: Propulsion Projects, funding for eight months for an amount of $10,500 to $25,000; and Activation Projects, with a funding period of six months for $10,000 or less.

The next phase of the program will begin in April 2021. In this regard, you are invited to participate in our Networking and Renewal Launch Event, Wednesday, March 31st at 3 p.m. Grant submission dates will be announced at this event. You can now register by following this link.

Read the press release

Our Partners

Projects that have previously received funding

Propulsion Projects Round 1

February 2020 to February 2021

Activation Projects Round 1

February 2020 to November 2020

Activation Projects Round 2

August 2020 to February 2021

You can contact us for any questions regarding the program :

Patrick Pharand

Bilingual Ottawa Project Manager
Email :
Phone : 613-744-8982 ext. 104