The Pontiac receives over $ 91,000 for cultural development
Article published on 22 February 2021
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

Financial assistance of $ 1,779,542 for 6 cultural development agreements with the city of Gatineau, the municipality of Chelsea and the four regional MRCs, for a period of 3 years in the Outaouais region, was announced last Friday. The MRC Pontiac will receive an amount of $ 91,350 under this agreement.

This financial assistance from the Quebec government is in addition to the measures put in place to preserve the cultural ecosystem in the context of the pandemic. By supporting the implementation of activities in accordance with current health rules, this amount will ensure a faster resumption of cultural activities when the situation allows.

"I am happy to give additional leverage of more than $ 22 million to structural and innovative cultural projects that are coming to life in regions across Quebec. The enthusiasm for these projects is unabated, and the record number of cultural development agreements this year is concrete proof of this. By relying on such partnerships with municipalities and MRCs, our government is staying the course on its objective of making accessible to all Quebecers this culture which sets us apart and which makes us so proud ”underlines the Minister of Culture and Communications, Nathalie Roy.

The government of Quebec is announcing this year a record number of agreements (184) totaling $ 22 million with municipalities and MRCs other than Quebec and Montreal. These agreements make a tangible contribution to the enrichment and cultural vitality of the regions. They adapt to the needs identified by cities and MRCs and ensure that citizens have access to works and cultural activities that are in tune with their reality.

"It is with great pleasure that we announce the conclusion of these new cultural development agreements with our municipalities and MRCs. In the current context of the pandemic, it is even more important to continue our efforts in order to contribute to individual and collective fulfillment through culture, to shape an environment conducive to the creation of the arts and culture and finally , to increase the contribution of culture to the economy and to the development of Quebec ”believes the native of Otter Lake and MNA for Gatineau, Robert Bussière.

Review of agreements
Municipality and amount granted by the Ministry
City of Gatineau - $ 1,214,822
Municipality of Chelsea - $ 10,500
MRC de Papineau - $ 135,000
MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais - $ 239,500
MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau - $ 88,370
MRC Pontiac - $ 91,350
Total $ 1,779,542

Highlights:
The government of Quebec announced a total of 184 cultural development agreements, including 16 new ones, with municipalities and MRCs other than Quebec and Montreal for the next 3 years. The amounts granted under a cultural development agreement are matched by the municipalities and the RCMs (mostly 50% - 50%).

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

35 to 39 year olds can now make an appointment

8 May 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination operation continues throughout Quebec, for the past few hours, 35 to 39 year olds can now make an appointment to get their vaccine. The director of the vaccination campaign in Outaouais, Nency Héroux, encourages people to make an appointment. “I can assure you that we (...)

lire la suite

The Pontiac Youth Centers announce their services and projects for the summer of 2021

7 May 2021

The Pontiac Youth Centers announced the summer services and projects that will be offered to young people in collaboration with several of their partners. The Pontiac Youth Centers said they had closely analyzed the services and activities they can offer young people while respecting the health (...)

lire la suite

The Fédération des maisons d'hébergement Congratulates the Government on Establishing Specialized Domestic Violence Teams

7 May 2021

The Fédération des maisons d'hébergement (FMHF) welcomed the announcements of ministers Geneviève Guilbault and Simon Jolin-Barrette on domestic violence, for better support for victims and increased monitoring of offenders. The government announced the creation of specialized teams in addition to (...)

lire la suite

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invites residents not to mow their lawns in May

6 May 2021

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) urges people not to mow their lawns in May to help protect pollinating insects and other species that live in green spaces. With habitat loss and degradation being the primary cause of wildlife decline, NCC believes that leaving the mower in the shed may (...)

lire la suite

Houblon Grand Calumet, a local company that aims to promote the Pontiac

6 May 2021

A new company was born in Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Houblon Grand Calumet. This business specializes in the cultivation and sale of hops is managed by three business partners, Lisa Lance and her spouse Richard Côté as well as Pierre Fréchette. For Lisa Lance, this business represents not only a (...)

lire la suite

The rate of new cases remains high in the Pontiac

6 May 2021

The situation of the COVID-19 pandemic is improving in the Pontiac, but it is still worrying because of new cases which have continued to be added in the last days. Even if there has been an improvement, the acting director of public health in the Outaouais, Dr Brigitte Pinard, explained (...)

lire la suite


Advertising