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Promoting French Language Services

The McGuinty Government Supports The Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

The Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO) will design and implement a campaign to promote French-language services in Ontario with help from the provincial government.

This campaign will promote the delivery of quality services in French by the government and community organizations and also encourage French-speaking Ontarians to request and use these services. Ontario is providing $100,000 for the project.

The Assemblée will set up a working group of representatives from key organizations within Ontario's Francophonie in order to define community needs and develop the approach and objectives of the promotion campaign.

The Office of Francophone Affairs and the Assemblée will unveil the details of the promotion campaign in the fall of 2008.

Quick Facts

  • Created on April 1, 2006, the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that speaks on behalf of the Francophone community.
  • Almost 550,000 Francophones live in Ontario - the largest French-speaking community in Canada outside Québec.
  • The French presence in Ontario dates back almost 400 years.

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“The French Language Services Act guarantees Francophones in Ontario access to government services in their language. It is our goal to ensure that people benefit from these services in their daily lives”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

“This project consolidates the collaboration between the Ontario government and Francophone community organizations, and this benefits the entire community”

Mariette Carrier-Fraser

President of the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario