Category: International Francophonie

Building the future of the Francophonie together

What does it mean to be French-speaking today and what will it mean tomorrow? How can La Francophonie respond to the challenges facing the planet: living together in harmony, protecting the environment, providing access to education and digital technology, creating jobs, and supporting peace and equality between women and men? The Organisation Internationale de la

journée internationale de la francophonie

Bonne Journée de la Francophonie to all today!

Today is International Francophonie Day. It’s a day that celebrates the power of the French language(s) to bring peoples and cultures together as a tool for mutual understanding and peace. Today is also the 50th anniversary of the event which inspired this celebration. On March 20th, 1970, 21 state governments (including Canada) came together in

The Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019 is launched!

Starting today, August 10th, and until August 24th, thousands of Acadians and visitors from all around the world will gather in Prince Edward Island and in Southeast New Brunswick to participate to the 6th Congrès Mondial Acadien (CMA). They will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of this event. Acadian culture is contagious! Acadians know how

Discover communities of the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019!

The 6th edition of the Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) is now well started! Until August 24th, Acadians from all around the world will gather in about 20 Acadian communities in Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick.

In this video we are invited to discover these communities that inspire Acadian pride in both hosting regions.

For more information about CMA 2019 and to consult the program of activities, visit the CMA official website (information in English and French).

Bon Congrès!

Stay tuned for some surprises tomorrow as you celebrate the Francophonie today!

Shared by over 274 million people worldwide and one of the only two languages spoken on all continents, French is one of the world’s most influential languages. It is also the second-most studied language in the world and, as an official language of countless international bodies, it is used far and wide in the realms

Join the echo as the AFFC mobilizes forces this International Women’s Day!

Women in Canada earn $0.87 for every dollar earned by men, Statistics Canada says.  And, while the wage gap stands out between men and women in the same occupation, annual salaries reveal even greater gender inequities within and between various job sectors.  Disparities are further pronounced among indigenous women and women of colour, and especially

Canada’s participation in Summit a success

Last Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, concluded their official visit to Armenia where they participated in the 17th Francophonie Summit.  Reaffirming Canada’s commitment to the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), the Prime Minister and Minister joined leaders of various member countries

French Language In The World

Interesting stats about French language all around the world are unveiled in this video produced by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

The RVF 2018 in numbers

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue thanks everyone for their contributions to the success of the 20th edition of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie!  The RVF team is proud to present a summary in numbers of this anniversary edition.  Follow our website’s Action! section all year to find discussions between

Celebrate the achievements of Canada’s Francophonie!

More than 200 guests attended the National Arts Center in Ottawa to mark the 30th anniversary of the Journée internationale de la Francophonie on March 20, 2018. And that was not the only reason to celebrate! The evening was also the culmination of the 20th edition of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF); an edition