Nominations Open for 2015 Francophonie Awards
Awards to be Presented During Final Weekend of 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario
Ontario is celebrating those who make a difference in the francophone community through the Ontario Francophonie Awards.
Each year the awards recognize three individuals who have made social, economic, political or cultural contributions during the past five years, including a francophone, a Francophile and a francophone or Francophile under the age of 25.
The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2015, at 5 p.m.
Supporting a strong and vibrant francophone culture is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- The awards will be presented in Toronto on October 23, 2015, during the Grand Rassemblement 2015 of l’Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario, which will capoff the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario — a celebration of four centuries of important contributions by the Franco-Ontarian community.
- Ontario created the Ontario Francophonie Awards in 2006 as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the French Language Services Act.
- This is the fifth edition of the Ontario Francophonie Awards.
“The Francophonie Awards are a unique opportunity to pay tribute to those who, through their determination, conviction and efforts, contribute to the vitality of Ontario’s Francophonie. The recipients of these prestigious awards will see their efforts officially recognized and highlighted by the government and the Franco-Ontarian community.”