For the last few years, thanks to the momentum generated by the departments in charge of education in Canada and in France, to the involvement of educational institutions and to the embassies’ commitment, the cooperation for education between France and Canada has become stronger. The 2017-2018 schoolyear was prolific, with the signing of six new agreements between French and Canadian educational institutions.
This success is the result of cooperation agreements signed between the French Ministry of National Education and its Canadian counterparts: the Ministry of Education of Ontario in October 2014 and of British Columbia and Alberta in May 2016.
These agreements promote school twinning, partnerships for education in all subjects and two-way student mobility, whether for class trips or short-term exchanges.
List of agreements signed during the 2017-2018 schoolyear:
- November 9, 2017: Direction Diocésaine de l’Enseignement Catholique du Morbihan – Conseil des Ecoles Catholiques du Centre-Est (Ontario);
- November 30, 2017: Académie de Versailles – Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario;
- January 30, 2018: Académie d’Orléans-Tour – Conseil scolaire Sea to Sky (British Columbia);
- March 12, 2018: Direction Diocésaine de l’Enseignement Catholique du Puy et de Saint Flour / Direction Diocésaine de l’Enseignement Catholique de Clermont et de Moulins – Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (Ontario);
- March 22, 2018: Académie d’Orléans-Tour – North Vancouver School District (British Columbia);
- June 21, 2018: Académie d’Orléans-Tour – Red Deer Public School District (Alberta).
These new agreements not only confirm that the collaboration for education between France and Canada is well and alive, but they also contribute to the development and influence of Francophonie around the world.