Funding Program FDEFO

What is FDEFO?

The Pan-West Francophone Economic Development Fund (FDÉFO) is a funding program administered by francophone economic development organizations such as CDEM for Manitoba and funded by Prairies Can (formerly Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). Its objective is to promote and financially support projects designed and carried out “by” and “for” the Francophone communities of Western Canada.

To learn more about this funding program, please view the following documents:

The program is currently: CLOSED

Submit your application

To submit an application to FDEFO, please complete and return the Word Application Form and The Excel Budget Template following the instructions in the Applicant’s Guide.

Deadline to submit an application: February 4, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Success Stories: Testimonials and Articles

“As a first-round recipient, the Société historique de Saint-Georges application was for the installation of a temperature management and air control system for artifact conservation. FDEFO's contribution accounted for almost half of the budget. In addition to strengthening its capacity to preserve regional heritage, the museum wanted to extend its opening hours in the winter and develop a year-round school curriculum. As an anchor of its community, the museum also hosts community and private events in these new heated rooms. It hosts the annual Festival des crèches and a souvenir and art shop. It serves as a tourist and information centre for the region.’’

La Société historique de Saint-Georges
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