Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the Government of Canada’s official gift to mark the the royal visit to Canada will be a $100,000 donation, divided equally between two worthy charities.
The first $50,000 contribution will go to Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC), and will be used to promote education in Canada’s Indigenous communities and help more young people reach their full potential, and will also be used to help preserve Indigenous languages in Canada.
The remaining $50,000 will be donated to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia to help assist new arrivals to the country with housing, employment and language skills.
“In keeping with tradition, I am honoured to mark the visit by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a gift that will help both Indigenous youth as well as newcomers to Canada realize their dreams,” said Trudeau in a statement. “Canadians have a real affection for the Royal family which was once again very much on display during this tour.”