Albertans can help deliver on the province’s first French Policy by applying to join the new Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie.
The council will advise the Minister of Culture and Tourism, responsible for the Francophone Secretariat, on the implementation of Alberta’s French Policy. The council will help ensure the francophone community, in all its geographical, cultural and demographic diversity, is represented and that French-speaking Albertans have a voice in the policy’s ongoing implementation.
“The French Policy was created to help improve government supports for Alberta’s diverse and fast-growing French-speaking population. I encourage interested Albertans to step up and join the first Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie. This is a great opportunity to advise the government on ways it can be more inclusive. Members will also help the province collaboratively deliver on the policy’s objectives to make life better for French-speaking Albertans.”
Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, responsible for the Francophone Secretariat
The French Policy, announced in June 2017, outlines the guiding principles the province will use to help maintain existing and develop new French-language services and supports within available resources. The policy also aims to promote greater recognition for the past and present contributions of Alberta’s Francophonie.
For more information and to apply to become a member of the Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie, go to boards.alberta.ca. The deadline for application is Feb. 28, 2018.
The council will have 10 members, drawn from a cross-section of people who can represent the diversity and vitality of Alberta’s francophone community. The council will be in place by fall 2018.
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