The Franco-Saskatchewanian flag was recognized as an official symbol of the province in 2005.
The provincial government declared 2012 to be the “Année des Fransaskois.”
In 2011, the Franco-Saskatchewanian community numbered nearly 15,000 people with French as their first official language as well as 4,700 other people who speak French.
The Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF) has been the Francophone spokesbody in Saskatchewan since 1912. Its mission is to protect, defend and promote the rights of the province’s Francophones. Its vision is to help develop a future in which Franco-Saskatchewanians of all ages are proud of their identity, blossom fully in their language and culture and contribute to the development of the Francophone community of Saskatchewan and Canada. The ACF has a provincial secretariat in Regina and several satellite offices through which it offers employment and immigration services, community development and political representation.
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The ACF’s Employment and Immigration sector promotes cultural diversity in Saskatchewan and works in partnership with other stakeholders to facilitate the settlement of Francophone newcomers and offer employment assistance services. Several services are available, including a welcome service at the airport, assistance in the search for lodgings and schools, help writing a CV and access to computer resources.
Located in Central-Western Canada, Saskatchewan boasts a wide variety of landscapes and an unforgettable sky. It is known as the breadbasket of the world, thanks to the size of its grain production. Rent a recreational vehicle and crisscross deserted roads through picturesque valleys. Hike historic foot trails, the very trails our First Nations inhabitants have walked for thousands of years. Camp in one of hundreds of parks, dive into cool, pure water and admire sunsets and the ballet of the aurora borealis while listening to the distant call of loons. These are just a few of the adventures Saskatchewan has in store for you.
Information at www.tourismsaskatchewan.com, Twitter : @Saskatchewan
The French immersion programs in Saskatchewan are for children whose mother tongue is not necessarily French. The children can sign up in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or Grade 1. The objective of the immersion program is to offer children the opportunity to become perfectly bilingual, work in both official languages and recognize the value of other cultures.
Information at www.parents.bonjoursk.ca