Category: Bilingualism

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Oki Napi – Bonjour mon ami!

Students in southern Alberta schools are learning about art and the region’s Indigenous history and culture with the help of an innovative two-year project. Oki Napi – Bonjour mon ami! aims to build relationships and encourage exchanges between students and Indigenous people in 14 schools in the FrancoSud School District as a part of Alberta’s

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Exciting news for English-speaking postsecondary students in Canada!

English-speaking students who want to pursue their postsecondary studies in French will soon be able to apply for a $3,000 non-renewable bursary to support their first year of college or undergraduate studies. Starting in April, 850 bursaries will be offered at a variety of postsecondary institutions all over the country. The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies

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Econova, a new way of education

Our theme this year is Rendez-vous de la Francophonie: at the heart of a change, and we’ll be featuring people, programs, and organizations at the heart of environmental, social, cultural, and community change all year long.   Let’s look to Canada’s west coast! EcoNova is an innovative program transforming environmental education into a living experience

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New English-Blogger for 2020!

Hello/bonjour, My name is Catherine Fisher, and I am the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie English‑language blogger for 2020! I grew up in Calgary (with a few years spent in Edmonton and Toronto) and now live in the beautiful mountain town of Nelson, B.C. I came to the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie through my work with

English-Speaking Quebecers, Franco-Ontarians and New Brunswick Acadians Unite

A memorandum of understanding was signed on July 2nd between the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO). The objective of this partnership (the first of its kind in Canada) is to protect and promote the language rights of official language

Official Languages: linguistic duality or bilingualism?

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, the concepts of linguistic duality and bilingualism are under the spotlight as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. But are we really familiar with the exact meaning of these terms? Following is a list of a few fast facts that

Let’s meet the ambassadors of the bonjour my friend tour!

Since April, the ambassadors of the bonjour my friend tour, Laura Lussier and Shaunpal Jandu, have crossed half of Canada in their caravan in the colors of linguistic duality. They’ve collected dozens of testimonials from people interested in the official languages ​​of our country. Over the next several days, these ambassadors will meet the people

Official Languages in the Federal public service

The Official Languages Act (OLA) led to various initiatives that promote linguistic duality in the public service, ensuring the vitality of language minority communities and protecting the right of all Canadians receive federal services in either official language. The Council of the Network of Official Language Champions is one such initiative, with its membership representing

National Film Board of Canada: committed to the growth and impact of francophone culture!

For the 14th consecutive year, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is committed to the growth and impact of francophone culture across the country by taking part in the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) celebrations. This year, the partnership between the NFB and the RVF allows the presentation of 310 free screenings in 82

Discover the Language Portal of Canada

Have you heard about the Language Portal of Canada? It’s where you’ll find one of the Translation Bureau’s flagship products: TERMIUM Plus®. This well-known tool provides you with translations for specialized terms. But did you know that, with the Portal’s Language Navigator, you can simultaneously search over 20,000 pages of advice and tips to help you improve your writing in English and French?

You’ll also love the Portal’s collection of links to other Canadian language resources, its quizzes designed to test your language skills, and its Our Languages blog with posts by language lovers.

Want to know more? Watch the short video above!