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News Release - Manitoba

March 2, 2023

Manitoba Government Provides more than $168,000 to Fund Organizations through Ethnocultural Community Support Program

The Manitoba government is providing $168,334 in grant funding to support 22 ethnocultural-led activities that enhance cultural diversity in the province, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Obby Khan announced today.

“As Manitoba’s cultural makeup continues to grow and diversify through our government’s successful immigration strategies, it is more important than ever to support organizations that foster understanding and harmony between cultures,” said Khan. “The organizations receiving funding through the Ethnocultural Community Support Program this year enhance our already-rich cultural tapestry and help to make our province a better place for everyone.”

The grant program supports not-for-profit ethnocultural organizations that provide programming including anti-racism, interfaith, multicultural and youth activities.

Some of this year’s grant recipients include:

  • Bichitra - Bengali Association of Manitoba Inc.;
  • Italian Canadian League of Manitoba Inc.;
  • Manitoba Korean Canadian Heritage Language School Inc.;
  • Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers Inc.; and
  • Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba.

The Ethnocultural Community Support Program focuses on projects that:

  • preserve, enhance, promote and share Manitoba’s rich and diverse cultural heritage;
  • encourage development of partnerships between ethnocultural communities to foster intercultural understanding, harmony and equality;
  • support retention of heritage languages in Manitoba;
  • promote anti-racism and successful inclusion; and
  • support multiculturalism values and efforts of ethnocultural youth in communities.

For more information about the program including applications, visit:

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