Over 70% of the Francophones in Nunavut live in the capital, Iqualuit.
Most of the contributors, journalists and editing staff of the Le Nunavoix newspaper are volunteers.
Nunavut has four official languages: Inuktitut, English, French and Inuinnaqtun.
The Association des francophones du Nunavut was founded in 1981 when a group of fervent hockey fans decided to band together officially to rebroadcast Montréal Canadiens games. Since then, the AFN has expanded and transformed. It now has a vibrant radio station and a newspaper run by an editing committee. The Franco-Centre, with its stage and sound equipment, provides a venue for many socio-cultural gatherings. In addition to its unifying and cultural role, the AFN is the Nunavut Francophone community’s spokesbody. A coordination table serves as a bridge among all the Francophone organizations.
The AFN is available to answer questions from newcomers and help them with social integration. Also, the Carrefour Nunavut organization deploys Francophone immigration initiatives and provides resources to newcomers.
As the youngest territory of Canada, Nunavut is always pleased to invite visitors to its beautiful land, one of the largest unspoiled natural paradises on the planet. People from everywhere are cordially invited to come and enjoy the arctic wildlife and the Inuit way of life, explore the top of the world and be dazzled by the vivid dancing hues of the aurora borealis.
Information at www.nunavuttourism.com
The Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut (CSFN) offers quality education to Franco-Nunavummiut students that helps them expand their horizons and become engaged citizens. Recognized for its excellent educational services, the CSFN works to develop the full potential and Franco-Nunavummiut cultural identity of every student. Francization programs are also offered for 4-year-olds.
Information at www.csfn.ca