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Funding initiative: Promoting the development of bilingual tourism products and services in the Yukon
Whitehorse, October 21, 2013 - For the very first time, the tourism branch of the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) is offering direct financial support to Anglophone and Francophone tourism entrepreneurs, organizations and businesses in the Yukon. Through this funding initiative, the AFY will provide a total of $50,000 to selected projects aimed at developing a bilingual tourism product or service.
"This initiative is part of a multi-year financial partnership with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their regular support over the past number of years. Tourism development is a key area for our community and this new project will help to strengthen the Yukon's economic capacity," said economic services development director Sophie Delaigue.
The AFY's objective is to increase the offering of bilingual tourism products and services in the Yukon in both Canada's official languages. This funding offer will thus provide conditions conducive to the development and expansion of tourism businesses in the Yukon.
A selection committee made up of the Yukon Department of Tourism and Culture, the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon) and CanNor, will determine the projects, which will each receive an amount between $5,000 and $15,000. Selected projects must then be developed and ready to be marketed by March 31, 2014. The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Guidelines and selection criteria for this initiative were determined by the AFY tourism branch, with support from the selection committee.
This funding initiative has been made possible through funding from CanNor.
Documents providing the guidelines and selection criteria are available along with the application form on :
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.
Merci au ministère du Tourisme et de la Culture du Yukon, à l’Aurore boréale et aux autres organismes et individus qui nous ont permis d’utiliser leurs photos.
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