Freedom! L’Université libre du Nouvel-Ontario is born

Sudbury, May 4, 2021 – The Université libre du Nouvel-Ontario was created today with the support of its happy partners, including the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO). It is a project for the democratization of knowledge and community engagement, the result of a dream dating back over a century: the creation of a French-language university in Sudbury. “Free …

The end of the Laurentian federation: another step towards institutional autonomy

Ottawa, May 3, 2021 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) is disappointed by the decision rendered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Sudbury which terminates the Laurentian Federation. The AFO notes that Université de Sudbury made every attempt to engage Laurentian University in good faith discussions towards a fair and equitable agreement for both parties. …

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 …