Category: Canadian Francophonie

Building welcoming communities for new Canadians that speak French

Categories: Canadian Francophonie

Like‌ ‌95%‌ ‌of‌ ‌Canadians,‌ ‌my‌ ‌ancestors‌ ‌came‌ ‌to‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌from‌ ‌other‌ ‌places.‌ ‌ ‌Each‌ ‌year,‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌receives‌ ‌immigrants‌ ‌from‌ ‌around‌ ‌200‌ ‌different‌ ‌countries‌ ‌and‌ ‌Canada’s‌ ‌‌2020-2022‌ ‌Immigration‌ ‌Levels‌ ‌Plan‌‌ ‌anticipates‌ ‌the‌ ‌arrival‌ ‌of‌ ‌over‌ ‌one‌ ‌million‌ ‌new‌ ‌permanent‌ ‌residents‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌three‌ ‌years.‌ ‌ Immigration‌ ‌benefits‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌by‌ ‌filling‌ ‌in‌ ‌gaps‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌labour‌ ‌market‌ ‌and‌ ‌boosting‌ ‌many‌ ‌sectors‌ ‌of‌

A brief history of the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (part two)

Many B.C. Anglophones like me know little about what the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB) does, and that’s a shame.  In the 75 years since its founding by community members, the organization has transformed the Francophone and Francophile space in B.C. There are 73,000 Francophones and 316,000 people who speak French in B.C.

A brief history of the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, the early years

On June 24, people all across Canada were celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, and British Columbia’s Francophones had even more reasons to celebrate — the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB). The FFCB brings together over 40 associations that work to expand francophone spaces and the role of French

Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada released a big decision about minority language rights last week.   In a 7-2 ruling in favour of the Conseil scolaire francophone and the Fédération des parents francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, the court decided that French-speaking students in B.C. deserve an education that is substantially equivalent to English instruction, and not

Francophones and francophiles — introducing Tout pour la musique!

Canadians can’t come together in person for music festivals or big concerts this summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy beautiful music together. Tout pour la musique is a four-day celebration of some of our country’s most accomplished artists on TFO (Télévision française de l’Ontario).  The festival kicks off with a 90-minute live show

May 15th, Yukon Francophonie Day

On May 15th, residents of Yukon celebrated Journée de la francophonie yukonnaise, a day that recognizes the contributions of Francophones to the territory. French Canadians and francophone Métis first settled on the lands of the Gwich’in, Hän, Kaska, Tutchone, Tagish, Tanana, and Tlingit people almost 200 years ago. These first visitors were fur traders working

Sauvons Saint-Jean – standing beside Franco-Albertans

The only Francophone university in Alberta may need to cut 44% of its programs and this will have ripple effects throughout the Canadian Francophone community. Isabelle Laurin, the director of L’Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA), said that budget cuts to the Campus Saint-Jean, the University of Alberta’s French-language campus, touch the heart of the province’s

Francophones and Francophiles, it’s time for a slam…

The third edition of Slame tes accents is happening now.  This international competition, put on by the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques, invites Francophone teachers and students from all over the Americas to create a “slam poetry” video reflecting the diversity and multiplicity of French accents in the Americas. You can watch the 60-to-90

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ACUFC bursary program is now open to students

English-speaking students who want to study in French may be eligible for a $3,000 bursary courtesy of the Government of Canada.  Administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), these 850 bursaries encourage English-speaking students attending university to pursue their post-secondary studies in French, their second official language.  The bursaries