The Acadian and Francophone community counts 95,380 that can communicate in French, according to the 2011 census.
Nearly 6% of the 29,456 residents whose mother tongue is French are immigrants.
The Fête de la mi-carême, a mid-Lenten festival with strong roots in Acadian history, is a very popular celebration in Nova Scotia.
Founded in 1968, the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to support the enhancement and general development of the Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia. It is the main spokesbody for the province’s Acadians and Francophones, and it facilitates the cooperation and partnership of its member organizations, offering services and programs designed for their needs.
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After the Citizenship and Immigration Canada steering committee released its Strategic Framework to Foster Immigration to Francophone Minority Communities in 2003, the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse piloted a project focused on Francophone immigration to Nova Scotia. Immigration Francophone Nouvelle-Écosse works to increase the number of French-speaking newcomers who settle in Nova Scotia, to foster their integration into the province—and, more specifically, into the Acadian and Francophone community—and to increase the reception and settlement capacity of Nova Scotia’s Acadian and Francophone communities.
Set off on an adventure on the fun-filled roads of Nova Scotia. Cars are optional, because biking, hiking, sailing and canoeing are just as effective for spontaneously exploring and discovering what our peninsula has to offer. Leave your maps behind to make the most of your rising sense of freedom as you make your way from site to breath-taking site.
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The Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion (ACPI) works in Nova Scotia with the mission to guide immersion teaching by providing educators with solid support and multiple professional development opportunities and by inspiring pedagogical dialogue in French.
Information at www.acpi.ca, Twitter : @ACPI_