Ontario Strengthens French-Language Postsecondary Education
La Cité collégiale Becomes a Designated French Language Service Provider
Ontario has designated La Cité collégiale in Ottawa a French-language service provider under the French Language Services Act.
La Cité has been offering French-language postsecondary educational programs to its Francophone students and community stakeholders since 1989. This designation officially recognizes the French-language services the institution provides.
Ensuring French-language services such as postsecondary education in French is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- La Cité collégiale is the third postsecondary institution to be designated under the French Language Services Act. The designation came into effect on January 1, 2014.
- In total, 232 agencies and organizations are designated under the Act.
- In 2013, the province expanded the Ontario Distance Grant to approximately 1,000 more Francophone students to create more opportunities to study in French.
- La Cité collégiale’s designation builds on recent initiatives to improve access to French-language postsecondary education in Ontario such as the Action Plan for French-language Postsecondary Education services in central and southwestern Ontario.
- The Ontario government has increased funding to French-language postsecondary education by more than 62 per cent since 2003-04.
- Learn more about how agencies can become designated French-language service providers.
- Find out which agencies are designated under the act.
- Learn more about Ontario's Francophone community.
- Read more about Ontario’s French Language Services Act.
“This designation recognizes La Cité collégiale’s strong commitment to providing high-quality French-language services. These efforts support the continued development of Ontario’s Francophone community.”
“Our government is committed to ensuring all Ontarians have access to high-quality postsecondary education. Helping Francophone students succeed in their own language means greater access to the training and education needed to land good jobs, diversify our workforce, and create a stronger economy.”
“The designation of La Cité — le collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie — commits us to furthering our efforts to increase our offerings of high-quality French-language postsecondary training programs, and thus contribute to the continued vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community.”