Provincial Organizations Representing Official-Language Communities
This organization works to unite and represent all Francophones living in Alberta; it also speaks officially on behalf of the province's Francophone community.
Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB) (In French only)
The FFCB speaks on behalf of British Columbia's Francophone community. As such, it represents this community before the government and other authorities, working to obtain and defend Francophones' rights and services, and helping the community take action when needed.
This association gathers legal professionals who take a keen interest in defending the rights and interests of Francophones regarding access to the province's courts and legal system.
The Centre is responsible for hosting French-language shows and concerts, as well as exhibits by Francophone and Francophile artists; the objective is to heighten artistic appreciation throughout Greater Vancouver.
Prince Edward Island
The Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (SSTA) speaks officially on behalf of Acadians and Francophones in Prince Edward Island. The SSTA was founded in 1919, and its mission is two-fold: 1) establish programs and services that promote the growth and development of Acadian communities in PEI, and 2) build cordial ties between PEI's Francophones and Acadians and other Francophone communities across Canada and abroad.
The Fédération has existed since 1991 and brings together ten parent councils from the West Prince, Evangeline, Summerside, Rustico, Charlottetown and East King regions. It represents local member committees and parents in general for French-language education issues at both the pre-school and elementary-school levels.
The FCIPE's role is to foster the cultural and artistic growth of PEI's Francophone and Acadian communities, most notably by providing quality services that help the Island's insular Francophone community gain artistic and cultural vibrancy.
With its partners, the SFM helps plan and ensure the overall growth of the Franco-Manitoban community; it also helps raise the community's profile province-wide. The SFM Web site summarizes the history of French-speaking Manitoba and provides information on the organization's make-up, policies, projects, publications and partners.
The CDEM has been the economic driving force for Manitoba's 15 bilingual municipalities since 1996. Specifically, the organization supports, stimulates and coordinates economic development by taping into the added value of bilingualism for the economies of Franco-Manitoban communities.
The Cercle Molière theatre company was founded in 1925. It's the oldest active company in Canada, and its main objective is to promote French-language theatre and drama in Manitoba.
The CJP's mission is to encourage young people-especially those between 14 and 25-to take pride in being Franco-Manitobans and to live their lives in French. To this end, the organization brings these young people together and helps them acquire skills in a number of key areas (politics, education, education, culture, economics, sports, health, heritage, leisure and communications). At the same time, the CJP represents the interests of youth in each of these areas.
The SAANB was founded in 1973 to meet the particular needs of Francophones in New Brunswick. It supports the general development of the Acadian community and helps regions and organizations work together more closely. Its Web site describes the organization's activities and accomplishments.
The MACSNB works to promote and apply the concept of healthy Acadian communities in New Brunswick, and to set up an information, exchange and guidance network that serves New Brunswick's Acadian communities.
The CPSC works actively in a number of areas (cultural development, cultural integration in schools, promotion of theatre arts). One of the CPSC's objectives is to create an environment thanks to which member organizations can themselves ensure the cultural development of all Francophone communities in New Brunswick.
This not-for-profit organization works both as a pressure group and a representative for Nova Scotia's Francophone population. Through its province-wide initiatives, the Fédération ensures that its client population receives the French-language services to which it's entitled. In addition, the organization works to obtain the resources needed to develop the province's Acadian community.
The AJEFNE was created in 1994 to promote access to French-language legal services for Nova Scotia's Acadian, Francophone and Francophile populations. The association is a gathering of judges, lawyers, and both professors and students of law.
The Conseil jeunesse provincial de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CJP) is a youth-managed organization of Acadians that holds activities and get-togethers designed to a) strengthen young people's Acadian and Franco-Canadian identities, b) help them build friendships and solid relationships in their communities and their province, and c) help them acquire strong leadership skills.
The CDÉNÉ's mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of Nova Scotia's Acadians through innovative leadership in economic development and employability, all on the strength of the regions' linguistic duality.
This association works to promote the Francophone factor in Nunavut. As a mostly cultural and community-based organization, the AFN also works for French-language services. Nunafranc, its corporate arm, focuses on tourism and multimedia development.
ACFO works both to promote and highlight the Franco-Ontarian community, and to ensure the community's political representation while fostering its collaborative efforts. ACFO's Web site provides details on its operations, its activities, its current issues, and its members.
The AJEFO brings together lawyers, judges, translators, interpreters, civil servants, and both professors and students of law who take a keen interest in preserving and expanding the use of French in Ontario's courts. The organization's Web site provides details on its operations and activities, as well as links to other legal-information sites in both English and French.
AFNOO, which was established in 1977, is an umbrella organization gathering 20 associations in North-Western Ontario. Its chief objectives are to launch projects designed to foster the well-being of Francophones at the cultural, educational, economic and political levels. The organization works closely with and informs member groups in an effort to assert Francophone identity in Ontario. It also strives to build and maintain links with other Francophone organizations, with school boards and with various levels of government.
The QCGN is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 24 English-language community organizations across Quebec for the purposes of supporting and assisting the development and enhancing the vitality of the English-language minority communities, as well as to promote and support the use of the English language in Quebec. This is undertaken principally through cooperation in the prioritization and development of projects and through the promotion of an effective coordinated approach.
This group works to promote Anglophone culture in the Gaspésie peninsula; it also protects the rights and interests of the region's Anglophones and helps improve communication between the Anglophone and Francophone communities.
A structured network of community organisations, resources and public institutions aiming to ensure access to health and social services in English for Quebec's English-speaking communities.
A community organization incorporated in March 1987 with the mandate "to promote and protect the rights of the Anglophone Magdalen Islanders and to encourage them to defend those rights and this in the following areas: language, social services, health, education, legal services, culture and preservation of heritage, while promoting the right to live in English.".
The Heritage Lower St-Lawrence is an organization based in Metis Beach (Metis-sur-Mer). HLSL works towards the development of the English-speaking communities of the Lower St-Lawrence and enhancing their vitality.
The North Shore Community Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to instilling pride within the English-speaking community living in the North Shore. The mandate of the NSCA is to represent the interests of English-speaking people from Tadoussac to Havre St-Pierre including Fermont and Schefferville.
The Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning was established in 1981 to provide leadership in matters pertaining to lifelong learning and to create a collective voice to promote educational opportunities for adults who pursue learning projects primarily in the English language.
The Quebec Community Newspapers Association is an English-language organization dedicated to the professional and economic development of English community newspapers and other community media serving minority communities in Quebec.
A registered charity founded in 1972, the Quebec Drama Federation exists to encourage and maintain English-language theatre in Quebec.
The QFHSA's primary goal is to facilitate communication among its members. The QFHSA promotes the involvement of parents in the education of their children.
The Regional Association of West Quebecers is funded by Canadian Heritage and promotes Anglophones' rights in the Western Quebec region (Outaouais).
The Townshipper's Association offers a variety of information about the Eastern Townships in Quebec, its English-speaking community, and the Association which serves this community. It aims to promote the interests of the English-speaking community in the historical Eastern Townships, to strengthen the cultural identity of this community, and to encourage the full participation of the English-speaking population in the community at large.
VEQ represents the English-speaking community in the Quebec City region. It is a proud and contributing part of the diversity and dynamism of its local society, participating fully in the life of the wider Francophone community in "La Capitale Nationale".
The ACF, formerly the Association culturelle franco-canadienne de la Saskatchewan, represents that province's Francophone community. Its Web site includes the mission, by-laws and policies of the ACF; it also lists publications and French-language links.
The APF is a gathering of parent associations from Saskatchewan's French-speaking schools, pre-kindergarten centres and day-care centres. The Association works to promote and sustain quality instruction for the province's Francophones.
The AJEFS brings together lawyers, judges, translators, court clerks, as well as professors and students of law; its mission is to promote French-language legal services. Its site includes info capsules designed for the general public, for young persons, for teachers and for jurists.
The Conseil concentrates its efforts on cultural, educational, artistic and community development. Its Web site describes CCF activities and publications.
The FFTNL's mission is to promote the Francophone community in both Newfoundland and Labrador and to help this community grow and develop. The organization's Web site has info on its mission, activities, publications and members.
The FPFTN claims and defends the rights of Francophones in education, while supporting measures that secure the growth of French-language culture and education in the province.
Franco-Jeunes de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FJTNL) was created to enhance cultural and linguistic experiences for the young Francophones and Acadians that they serve.
The Federation officially represents the Territories' Francophones before the federal government, the NWT government and various national and regional agencies; specifically, the FFT strives to promote, encourage and defend French-Canadian cultural, political, economic, social and community life. Its Web site summarizes its mission, structure, activities and publications.
The AFY works to establish a quality French-language experience that meets the needs of both the Yukon's Francophone community and the entire Yukon population. The AFY Web site contains the organization's mission, its structure, its activities and its publications.
The AFCY strives to meet the expectations and aspirations of Yellowknife's Francophone and Francophile populations; it also helps expand and highlight French-Canadian culture.
The association promotes education in French as a first language and works with various groups to create school settings driven by quality teaching in-and the sustained development of-French language and culture.