What is the RVF?

Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) is part of the cultural events surrounding the Journée Internationale de la Francophonie (March 20), which is organized every year to promote the French language and the many ways it can be expressed!

Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018! It is an initiative of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, whose mandate is to promote dialogue and forge closer ties between the Francophone and Acadian communities and all other communities in Canada.

The RVF is a time for Canada’s Francophonie to celebrate! More than 2000 activities take place across Canada: community gatherings, multicultural meetings, ceremonies, performances, film screenings, word games, contests, educational activities—in short, a whole series of events that provide an excuse for celebrating.

The RVF is a time for Canada’s Francophonie to celebrate! More than 3000 activities take place across Canada: community gatherings, multicultural meetings, ceremonies, shows, singing, theatre, poetry, film viewings, word games, contests, educational activities—in short, a whole series of events that provide an excuse for celebrating.

By bringing together and listing the hundreds of activities organized by Francophones and Francophiles across the country, the RVF conveys the tremendous energy of the communities and regions, and by promoting these celebrations through the pan-Canadian event calendar, invites you to join the party.

The RVF is an extraordinary opportunity to come together in celebration!

Spokespersons

The spokespersons for the 21st RVF will be unveiled in January 2019.

Theme

The theme for the 21st RVF will be unveiled in January 2019.

Visual

Here are the visual and the publication for the 2018 RVF. The visual for the 21st RVF will be unveiled in January 2019.

2018 Poster

Printable Poster :

High Quality PDF

Downloadable Newspaper

RVF Newspaper

Francophone entrepreneurial vision and vitality

While maintaining an aesthetic link with last year’s “steampunk” design, the visual concept for 2018 puts the spotlight on Francophone entrepreneurs by emphasizing their contribution to revitalizing the Canadian economy.

The concept of the archer embodies the intently focused vision of entrepreneurs as well as their determination to achieve their goals. At the same time, it calls to mind well-known motivational messages like “aim high,” “reach your goal” and “aim for success.”

It also seeks to convey a sense of unifying power: in spite of our country’s vast geographical distances, the Francophonie adds a valuable string to our bow when it comes time to reach out to different communities.

It brings the world within our grasp.

Board of Directors

Hon. Allister Surette, C.E.N.É., Chair
Rector and vice-chancellor
Université Sainte-Anne
Nova Scotia

Renée Champagne, Vice-President
Consultant
Ontario

Glen Taylor, Vice-President
Francophone Education Consultant Alberta

Suzanne Jacob, Treasurer
Chair of the Société de développement économique (SDE) de la Colombie-Britannique
British Columbia

Bernard Voyer, Vice-president
O.C., C.Q., Explorer
Québec

Monique Collette, Secretary
Retired Public Servant
Ontario

Yvon Godin, Director
Consultant
New Brunswick 

Claire Thibideau, Director
Consultant in francophone education
Ontario

Chedly Belkhodja, Director
Teacher and Director, Concordia University
Québec

Paulette Duguay, Director
Consultant
Manitoba

Yves Ducharme, Director
Chair of Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale
Québec

Jenny Matingu, Director
Consultant
Ontario

Georges Arsenault, Director
Historian, ethnologist and communicator
Prince Edward Island

Daphné Kathia Rosalber, LL.L, Director
Lawyer
Quebec

Jean Johnson, Director
Chair, FCFA du Canada