Transforming Ontario’s health care system: an opportunity to improve access to French language services

Ottawa, February 14, 2019 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) is optimistic about the Government of Ontario’s decision to undertake structural reform of the health care system because it provides an opportunity to improve access to French language services. Information obtained by the AFO leads the organization to believe that the Government of Ontario intends to respect …

Government of Canada funding for Franco-Ontarian businesses and organizations

Ottawa, January 30, 2019  – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) is proud to announce the launch of Effet multiplicateur (Multiplier Effect), a new program offering non-refundable financial assistance provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FEDDEV). This $1.2 million, three-year program targets the capacity for economic development within Franco-Ontarian businesses and organizations in eastern, central and southwestern …

The AFO commends the government of Canada for its leadership in ensuring the short term survival of the Université de l’Ontario français!

Ottawa, January 14, 2019 – The AFO thanks Canadian Heritage and the minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie for providing one year of funding in the amount of $1.9 million to the Université de l’Ontario français. These funds will allow the university to retain its personnel until January 2020. “It is with a sense of relief that I …

The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario is honoured to receive the Rosa Parks 105th Anniversary Award

Ottawa, December 10, 2018 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) is honoured to receive the Rosa Parks 105th Anniversary Award, presented today at the Centennial of Nelson Mandela Symposium on Living Together and Peace, organized by the Union des Africains du Québec et Amis solidaires de L’Afrique (UAQASA – Union of Québec Africans and Friends in Solidarity …

The federal and provincial governments need to work together to protect French language services in Ontario, says the AFO

Ottawa, December 4, 2018 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) appeared before the Standing Committee on Official Languages in Ottawa this morning and before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario yesterday afternoon. To both these committees, Carol Jolin, president of the AFO, presented the Francophone community’s position on the …

“We are totally determined to defend our rights !”

Ottawa, December 1, 2018 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) is moved by the strength, unity, determination and indignation that Ontarians have displayed today. More than 14 326 people across the province took to the streets to denounce the injustice of provincial funding cuts that aim to eliminate the Université de l’Ontario français and the office of …