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International Day of La Francophonie 2021

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The International Day of La Francophonie is an opportunity to celebrate the French language and the diversity and richness of Francophone culture.

In partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, this conversation brings together young Francophones from coast to coast to coast to discuss their realities, their pride and their hopes for the Canadian Francophonie.

Our guest of honour, the Honourable René Cormier, Senator, will join us to highlight the theme of this year's Rendez-vous de la Francophonie: ACADIA, at the heart of my country!

Guest of Honour

The Honourable René Cormier, Senator

Opening Remarks

John Medcof, Official Languages Champion, Canada School of Public Service

Panelists

  • Ahdithya Visweswaran, Indo-Canadian and Franco‑Manitoban through French immersion living in Alberta, co-host of the podcast Les francos oublié.e.s, member of the City of Edmonton Youth Council and of the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta
  • Janie Moyen, Québéco-Fransaskoise, co-host of the podcast Les francos oublié.e.s, student in political science at the University of Ottawa and secretary of the Association Jeunesse Fransaskoise
  • Simon Thériault, Franco-Ontarian, student in Social Sciences with a minor in Political Science and Juris Doctor in Civil Law. Co-founder of the Fabiola Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health Awareness and Support
  • Lydia Philippe, Franco-Ontarian, student in Social Sciences with a minor in Political Science and Juris Doctor in Civil Law. Co-founder of the Fabiola Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health Awareness and Support

Moderator

Josée Grimard-Dubuc, Director, Official Languages Branch, Canadian Heritage

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