L’ASSEMBLÉE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE DE L’ONTARIO NAMED FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY NETWORK PARTNER OF THE NIAGARA 2022 CANADA SUMMER GAMES

L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario will reinforce the presence and engagement of the Franco-Ontarian community in the lead up to and during the 28th edition of the Canada Games, scheduled from August 6-21, 2022 in the Niagara Region Niagara, march 19, 2021 – The Niagara Host Society and l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (l’AFO) are thrilled to announce …

Laurentian University : The AFO seeks to ensure that the court-supervised financial restructuring maintains French-language programming

Ottawa, February 25, 2021 – Today, the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) has asked to be granted an interested party status by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the legal proceedings to reach a financial agreement between the bilingual institution and its various creditors as well as take part in the reconstructive plan agreement for Laurentian University. …

Francophone and Acadian Minority Communities Unite in Day of Solidarity L’AFO Joins Nationwide, Urgent Plea for Modernization of Official Languages Act

Ottawa, december 1, 2020 – L’AFO is joining Francophone and Acadian minority communities nationwide, today, in an urgent plea on a national day of Francophone solidarity. In the closing weeks of a year which has shown more than ever the erosion of the status of French, we are asking the federal government to confirm a timetable for modernizing the Official …

The impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector

Ottawa, August 18, 2020 – L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) and the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) are proud to present the results of a joint survey to understand the impact of the pandemic on the nonprofit sector three months into the crisis. During the month of June, 1131 nonprofit organizations across the province took part in our survey. …

110 years of struggles, successes and commitment!

Ottawa, January 20, 2020 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) today proudly launches the celebrations marking its 110th anniversary. It was on January 20, 1910, that the Association canadienne-française d’éducation d’Ontario, the forerunner of today’s AFO, was founded following a two-day convention in Ottawa attended by 1200 delegates from across the province. Immediately, the organization positioned itself …

PROVINCIAL RENEWAL OF BONJOUR WELCOME

Ottawa, October 15th, 2019 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), the organisation representing Ontario’s 1.5 million French speakers, is proud to renew its Bonjour Welcome campaign. The campaign, launched at the provincial level in 2016, has already been well received in all parts of Ontario. It has been successful in forging partnerships with local Ontario French-Canadian associations …

The AFO and the FARFO present a plan to improve the situation of Ontario’s Francophone seniors

Toronto, September 30, 2019 – Increase the availability of relevant and up-to-date data; reduce the vulnerability of Francophone seniors in Ontario; increase the offer of long-term care services in French; adopt an integrated approach to aging; exert pressure at the municipal level. These five recommendations are at the heart of the White Paper on Ontario’s Aging Francophone Population, which was …

Memorandum of Understanding between Acadians in New Brunswick, English-speaking Quebecers and Franco-Ontarians

Ottawa, July 2, 2019 – The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) have signed a historic memorandum of understanding to protect and promote the language rights of official language minority communities. This partnership is the first of its kind in Canada. Building on the strong …

Francophones encouraged by Ontario government’s gesture on French Language university

Ottawa, June 26 2019 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) is heartened by news the government of Ontario has reached-out to its federal counterpart to “open a constructive dialogue” that could lead to a co-funding arrangement for the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF), Ontario’s French language university. On June 25th, a letter sent by Ontario’s Minister responsible …

The Université de l’Ontario français: huge economic and social potential for Ontario!

Ottawa, June 19, 2019 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) published today a report on the significance of the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF), Ontario’s first French-language university. This exploratory study indicates that the UOF can potentially have a substantial economic and social impact on the province. Produced by the firm PGF at the request of the …