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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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Results of the 17th FCRF "New Collaborations" program (2017)

The results of the 17th FCRF "New Collaborations" program (2017) are now available!
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Hands-on science with students in Ontario and British Columbia

In April 2017, students from Francophone schools in Ontario and British Columbia took part in a hands-on science project with researchers from Canada’s NatureWatch and France’s Observatoire des saisons.
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Partnership signed between Foothills School Division and the académie of Nancy-Metz

On April 1st, 2017, the Foothills School Division in Alberta signed a partnership agreement with the académie of Nancy-Metz in France.
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Contest "Prix des Jeunes Cinéphiles Francophones"

From March 15 to May 15, 2017, take part in Institut français’ Prix des Jeunes cinéphiles francophones contest! 1) Watch 10 Francophone films 2) Vote for your favourite film 3) Record your review for a chance to win a trip to France!
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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.