The AFO is working on various projects to promote the Francophonie in Ontario and ensure the vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community. The AFO’s main projects are listed below.
Community Action Workgroups
The Community Action Workshops are designed to create a forum for dialogue and strengthen the Franco-Ontarian network. During these workshops, participants can:
- exchange information and best practices;
- consult with other participants;
- create partnerships;
- help integrate new organizations and Executive Directors into the francophone network;
- discuss shared challenges and find solutions;
- develop provincial strategies;
- contribute to provincial events; and
- receive individual training.
The Annual Conference lasts three days and brings together over 250 influential leaders of the Franco-Ontarian community. The Conference is an opportunity for all members of the AFO, Franco-Ontarian organizations and institutions across the province to network, get training and share ideas.
The theme of the next Conference is “Innovating Together: Partnerships, Collaboration and Social Innovation.” It will also be the 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the AFO.
For additional information about the Conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Conference will be in Toronto from October 26 to 28, 2018.
Click here for information about the 2018 Conference.
Click here for the list of our 2017-2018 partners.
Community Strategic Plan
The AFO, with the help of our community partners, undertook the ambitious task of creating the Strategic Plan for Ontario’s Francophone Community: “Vision 2025 – Building Our Future Together.”
This plan is for all Franco-Ontarians. It is the result of an unprecedented consultation process: over 150 representatives from various organizations held meetings across the province, six papers were written, a dozen interviews were conducted with political, institutional, cultural and community leaders, and, most importantly, over 2500 participants responded to an online survey. Expectations for this project are very high, and it is essential that the individuals, organizations, government partners and businesses that form the community join forces and act together.
Click for more information about the Strategic Plan for Ontario’s Francophone Community.
Did you know that 1.5 million people in Ontario speak French?
Are you one of them? The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario and its partners encourage all French speakers to make their preference known and ask for service in French at grocery stores, restaurants, etc.
Are you the owner of a company? Join the movement by offering bilingual services. There are plenty of advantages: you could attract and retain new customers, increase revenue and even get free publicity.
Let’s take pride in speaking French and being bilingual!
French-ment bon !
We have two French-ment Bon breakfasts per year: one at the provincial level and one at the federal level. These events are beneficial for everyone: elected officials from Ontario and the rest of Canada can get to know the Franco-Ontarian community and its needs, and the Franco-Ontarian community can network with people at all levels and in areas of government.
For more information about French-ment Bon breakfasts, please email email@example.com.
Do you want to invite community members to your flag-raising event? Use these personalized cards to encourage high turnout!
BEST PRACTICES GUIDE
Do want to organize a Franco-Ontarian day celebration and need some help? This best practices guide contains a multitude of resources to make your celebration a success!