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“bonjour my friend” Tour: Duality is Unity!

Yesterday evening at the Excentricité Pavilion at La Cité College in Ottawa, ambassadors of various member countries of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) joined Canadian dignitaries and friends of La Francophonie to celebrate International Francophonie Day. Organized by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, the reception was also an occasion to commemorate the

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

The Language Portal of Canada: Your partner for better writing

You’re drafting a text, and a language issue has you stumped? Wondering how to translate an English or French term? Check out the Language Portal of Canada! This website managed by the Translation Bureau houses a host of free language resources. You’ll find tools developed by language experts to help you improve your writing in both

A month-long celebration of the Francophonie gets under way!

Today, the Francophone and Acadian flags are flying proudly across the country in celebration of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), which will take place from March 1 to 31, 2019! As part of the 21st edition of the RVF, all Canadians are invited to celebrate Francophone cultures, to listen and learn and to come

The 21st edition of Les RVF: Reflecting the diversity and potential of La Francophonie

In anticipation of the hundreds of exciting events taking place during a nationwide celebration throughout the month of March, the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue unveiled the key elements of the 21st edition of Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie today at the Mauril Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop in Ottawa. While the success of last year’s

The Sea of English

After years of travel, my family and I have spent the past year settling down in one of Canada’s liveliest Francophone minority communities—a community in which we’d actively sought work, in large part because we saw clear the linguistic and cultural gifts of living in such a place.  Every day, in work and in play,

The case for more French content—online

Along with many other Canadians who are opting out of cable in favour of Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime, young Francophones are increasingly abandoning traditional French-language broadcasters for online content dominated by the English language.  As the RVF’s Philippe Daoust explains in a recent blog post, the popularity of American programs like The Walking Dead

Thérèse & Myriam: Two Generations, One Passion

TFO 24.7, the new Francophone point-of-view, introduces us to social and cultural video vignettes of our Canadian Francophonie and the people who compose it.

In this video: Thérèse Maheu and Myriam Vigneault may belong to two very different generations, but their love for the French language and their devotion to the Lafontaine community have brought them together.

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Ariko

TFO 24.7, the new Francophone point-of-view, introduces us to social and cultural video vignettes of our Canadian Francophonie and the people who compose it.

In this video: Music has always played a huge role in the Lefaive household, in Lafontaine. Sisters Kelly, Jill and Nicole, along with their parents Laura and Louis, are part of the band Ariko, which just launched its second album.

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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