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Canada

The cultural network in Canada is divided into two branches which work in synergy. Each branch is headed by a Cultural Counsellor (one for the offices in Quebec and Montreal, and the other for the offices in Moncton, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver).

The cultural network provides support for the projects of its Canadian partners in arts & culture,  higher education and linguistic cooperation and serves as the link between the Canadian and French agents.

Moreover, the network of 9 Alliances françaises in Canada (Canadian not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational associations), as the centre for French-as-a-second language teaching, offers training and courses of excellent quality adapted to the needs and the specific context of the Canadian market. The Alliance française network also serves as a platform for Canadian and international Francophonies.

 

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Enhanced Francophone Book Award

The Embassy of France in Canada’s Prix du livre enrichi francophone pour la jeunesse [Enhanced Francophone Book Award for Young Authors], organized in collaboration with the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais, aims to promote French expertise and digital innovation in the world of publishing. Enhanced books, augmented books… though the names and the technology might differ, the results are the same: a new way of looking at publishing that aims to redefine the practices and usages of the industry. These innovations—a key factor in the evolution that publishing business models will see over the coming years—herald a revolution in the publishing world.
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New partnership signed between the CTF and Saint-Pierre & Miquelon’s FrancoForum

On Monday, February 6th, 2017, Saint-Pierre & Miquelon’s FrancoForum and the Canadian Teachers’ Foundation (CTF) signed a letter of intent meant to support Canadian teachers in Francophone minority settings through an intensive summer training program in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.
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French University Sciences Po representative visits UBC, SFU, Uvic

Ms Sophie Rivière-Dufour, International Affairs and Exchanges Policy Officer was in Vancouver and Victoria, CB February 6-11th, 2017 to discuss current partnerships and student mobility at Canadian Universities.
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INRA is recruiting researchers

As part of its recruitment campaign in 2017, the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) is hiring 32 researchers at the beginning of their careers. This offer is aimed in particular at foreign researchers.
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Writing Contest: “Launch your Stories into Space”

In parallel with the Proxima space mission, the first writing contest ever launched from space is being organized. This contest is open to all writers under the age of 25. This writing contest, which is titled « Faites voyager vos histoires dans l’espace » [“Launch your Stories into Space”], is the result of a partnership between Labo des histoires, the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation, the European Space Agency, Cité de l’espace, and Institut Français. This project is under the High Patronage of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of La Francophonie.
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6th Annual Meeting for DELF-DALF Centre Directors

Directors of the 35 DELF-DALF examination centres in Canada met in Ottawa on December 8th and 9th.
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The Région académique Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur signed partnership agreements with the two public school boards in Ottawa

On Monday, October 17th, 2016, during the visit to Canada of the rector of the académie of Aix-Marseille, Mr. Bernard Beignier, the academic region of Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, which includes the académies of Aix-Marseille and Nice, signed two partnership agreements with two school boards in the National Capital Region: the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario.
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Cinécole, 2nd edition

The second edition of the Cinécole contest is officially launched for the academic year 2016-2017!
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Francophonie on the move: the history of the Alliance française du Manitoba

The Alliance française du Manitoba, which turned 100 years old last year, offers us a beautiful brand new website to take us with them on their journey since their foundation in 1915.
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Cinécole: and the winner is...

The Cinécole contest is now closed. Three Canadian classes have been selected to receive the visit of a cinema professionnal before the end of the school year: one class from the Collège Marie-de-France in Montréal, one from the collège Charles-Lemoyne of Longueuil (QC), and one of the Ecole Amirault of Dieppe (NB).
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Francophonie Month 2016: a guide to all the events!

Here is the most complete guide to all the events organized by the French embassy in Canada, the consulates and the Alliances françaises for the Francophonie Month of 2016. In March, let's celebrate together the diversity and the vitality of the French language!