Services for families in the Haut-Saint-Laurent receive over 80 000 $

Publié le 4 avril 2017

MNA Stéphane Billette presented the funding to Gabrielle Limoges, Director of Une Affaire de Famille, in the presence of personnel and members of the organization.

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The organization Une Affaire de Famille will receive $81 855 in financial assistance from the ministère de l’Éducation to continue providing services to families in the Haut-Saint-Laurent.

The funding was announced Monday, March 27th by Huntingdon MNA, Stéphane Billette, on behalf of his colleague Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education.

$65 325 will be dedicated to ongoing activities within the organization while, over the next two years, $16 530 will go towards the community drop in daycare service in Ormstown and Saint-Chrysostome.

In short, the funding will make it possible to accommodate more families, support parents in their role as parents and stimulate learning among children. The organization will be in a position to offer more activities that encourage reading and literacy within families which will favour the overall development of children and their transition to school and a successful education.

According to MNA Stéphane Billette, "Family community organizations and community drop-in daycare centres are important partners of our government. Whether it is through promoting the role of parents by supporting families, particularly those in vulnerable situations, or by assisting new parents, Une Affaire de Famille contributes to fostering the full potential of children and families in the Huntingdon constituency, and I would like to thank them very much for their work."