Canadian Parents for French set out to find those French second language program graduates that are winning with French. With the support of Canadian Heritage, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, and Radio Canada these graduates shared how bilingualism has enriched their lives!
We discovered Olympians, journalists, business executives, teachers, engineers and pilots! Meet these French language champions from all walks of life who shared their stories.
Run Away and Join the Circus with Anahareo
Testing Choppers with Adam
Leaving on a Jet Plane with Katherine
A Career in Journalism? Music to Maryse’s Ears!
See all projects from Canadian Parents for French
Since 2004, French for the Future’s National Ambassador Youth Forum (FNJA) reunites students across Canada for a week of intense learning with the goal of creating bilingualism ambassadors.
Participants have to share what it means to be a young Canadian in a country that has two official languages, the ups and downs associated with it and the challenges they face. In short, to be an ambassador.
See all projects from French for the Future
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, Laura Lussier and Shaunpal Jandu took a road trip. They spent 50 days crossing the country and sharing their passion for linguistic duality, a fundamental principle that lies at the very core of our Canadian identity.
Videos are available with details of their adventure, filled with memorable encounters with Canadians from all walks of life.
See all projects from French for the Future
Explore is an intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring and summer. If you are interested in learning or improving French and travelling to a new part of Canada, then Explore might be the perfect program for you. Exploring language and culture through social and travel experiences has never been this rewarding. For some, it’s life-changing! Each location offers a unique experience, allowing you to practice your French language skills in a variety of locales and situations.
Historica Canada is a charitable organization that offers programs in both official languages that you can use to explore, learn, reflect on our history, and consider what it means to be Canadian. Our best-known offerings include the Heritage Minutes, a collection of more than 90 dramatized vignettes that recreate events of importance, accomplishment and bravery in our country’s history. The Canadian Encyclopedia, a free online resource, reached more than 12 million unique visitors over the past year. It offers the largest collection of authored, accurate and continuously updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana. Our other programs include The Memory Project, through which veterans share their experiences online and in classrooms; and The Citizenship Challenge, in which young Canadians answer the same questions as real-life applicants for citizenship.
Cinéfranco youth 2022 (February 22-March 9), the recurring film festival for school audiences, remains an exhilarating invitation to travel to the four corners of the French-speaking world through the moving stories of children and teens.
Animations such as DILILI IN PARIS, ADAMA, LA TRAVERSÉE, with their magnificent visual style, portray heroic children who triumph in the face of adversity.
The young audiences will get attached to Mica, Lola, Yao, Mitri, Marcus or Fred who will make them laugh and sometimes cry as their journey is full of captivating adventures.
To enrich the viewing and appreciation of the films, Cinéfranco creates educational and descriptive files and organizes relevant Q&A sessions.
Are you an ESL or FSL teacher? Would you like to find a partner class to enable your students to communicate with peers of the target language they are learning?
Tandem language learning is just that. And the Tandem Canada Platform is designed to help teachers find partner classes and manage the exchanges. Features include forum, wiki, chat and videoconferencing tools. The platform is free and teacher-friendly. Teachers can keep track of their students’ work and see what they are doing. Help students of Canada’s two official languages realize their full potential! Faut se parler!
Defining Moments Canada is an organization that offers you a wealth of resources for the classroom in both official languages.
This organization is dedicated to commemorating ‘definitional moments’ in our shared histories through the stories that have made them significant. Their mission is to create pedagogical content, lesson plans, videos, and historical articles in English and French, to assist teachers in bringing these “defining moments” to life for students.
INSULIN100 Project: 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and Defining Moments Canada have developed new lesson plans, historical articles, and microhistories – easily adapted for both physical and digital classrooms.
One of the keys to learning and maintaining your skills in a language is… practice. But it can be challenging for French Second Language learners to continue using French during family vacations or while travelling in Canada for studies or business.
This is where Le Corridor, by the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada), comes in. This cross-Canada database includes sites, attractions, and events from every province and territory where you can experience our country and its rich history and culture in English, and en français.
The best part? It doesn’t matter whether you speak one official language, or both: Le Corridor will help you find hidden gems in every region of the country. Are you dreaming of a fall daytrip close to home? Are you planning that iconic drive across Canada next summer? You can count on Le Corridor to make your travel experience unforgettable.
While a day trip to Winnipeg to visit the Canadian Museum of Human Rights has been out of reach for many of us, it’s been possible to experience some of the museum’s collections and learn all about human rights at home or in the classroom, in both official languages.
The museum’s “Learn About Human Rights at Home” program features video tours, teacher guides, and virtual fieldtrips, making it possible for families and classes across Canada to increase their respect and understanding of human rights.
Through its virtual experiences, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights encourages reflection and dialogue, leading participants to serve as a positive force for change in the world.
From better employment opportunities and higher wages to expanding knowledge about another culture, being bilingual offers many benefits.
The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program aims to encourage young Canadians whose first official spoken language is English to study in French. Its goal: to help students entering their first year of college or university to perfect their bilingualism while studying in their field of interest.
Thanks to this bursary program from the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), youth across Canada can make linguistic duality a part of their daily life and a part of their future professional life too!
How do businesses find success in Ontario? By reaching out and connecting with their entire customer base, whether they speak English or French, or both!
The “Bonjour Welcome” project hosts a growing directory of 491 businesses that offer their services in both official languages, making it easy to find a company that caters not only to anglophones, but to francophones and francophiles too.
Bonjour Welcome is much more than a directory: it’s a clever awareness campaign of videos that makes viewers smile while gently reminding the more than 1,500,000 Ontarians who speak French to approach businesses en français. With Bonjour Welcome, the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario and its partners make linguistic duality a natural part of doing business in Ontario.
Great news for parents, educators and anyone else who wants to learn and practice a second language: the FREE Mauril App puts a treasure-trove of CBC and Radio-Canada content at your fingertips!
The Honourable Mauril Bélanger was a former member of Parliament and Minister who championed linguistic duality throughout his political career. He passed away in 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS and his many friends resolved to honour his legacy. The Mauril App is the result of their efforts, bringing Canadians on a game-like learning journey via a library of entertaining comedies, thought-provoking current affairs programs and educational documentaries from CBC and Radio-Canada.
From wine and poutine to maple syrup and the Montreal Canadiens, there are many ways to experience the joy of Francophone culture. Whether you’re fluent or just speak “un petit peu”, there’s never a bad time to flaunt your Frenchness!
This is why the Société francophone de Maillardville invited people from Greater Vancouver to share their enthusiasm for the French culture. They were encouraged to “Flaunt their Frenchness” in a fun campaign aimed at increasing awareness and appreciation of the French culture. By taking it out of the classroom and into everyday life, everyone can enjoy a little “joie de vivre!”
Do you have an inspiring project or initiative to share? One that brings together anglophone and francophone Canadians? We want to promote and feature innovative and unifying projects from across this great country.