Francophone Affairs Program

The Government of B.C. established the Francophone Affairs Program in 2001. Working with the francophone community in B.C. and the federal government, the Government of B.C. continues to increase its capacity as a province to help the community grow.


The Government of B.C. established the Francophone Affairs Program in 2001. Working with the francophone community in B.C. and the federal government, the Government of B.C. continues to increase its capacity as a province to help the community grow.

The provincial government has created a web-friendly map to help French-speakers find a wide range of services available in B.C. Click on the butterfly to access the map and find French services in the early childhood, education, economy and health sectors.


 
British Columbia’s Francophonie

Message from Norm Letnick
Minister of Agriculture

Over the next few months, government is running an information campaign to increase awareness to all British Columbians about programs and services available to them and their families.

The campaign includes a website that highlights government programs and services including the Early Childhood Tax Benefit, Seniors Home Renovation Tax Credit and the new K-12 curriculum for B.C. schools.

To ensure the information is widely accessible, the campaign includes in-language services so British Columbians can request a call-back to speak with a Service BC representative in a variety of languages, including French, to support the approximately 70,000 Francophones and 300,000 Francophiles in B.C. This is made possible in part thanks to the long-standing agreement with the federal government to support the delivery of programs and services in both official languages, and we remain committed to ensuring our French-speaking community has equal access to information they need.

For more information on the campaign: www.gov.bc.ca (see “Les services” under “Featured Programs and Services”)

Featured services page

French-language callback service

Norm Letnick

Federal-Provincial Partnership

The activities of the B.C. Francophone Affairs Program are supported through the Canada – British Columbia Official languages Agreement on French-Languages Services 2013-2014 to 2017-2018.

In conjunction with the Agreement, the Francophone Affairs Program has developed a Strategic Plan that includes objectives and priorities relevant to B.C.’s French speaking community, and were identified as part of the a consultation process.

The agreement focuses provincial activities in a number of priority areas:

  • Health and Social Services
  • Economic Development
  • Justice
  • Arts and Culture
  • Communication

For more information on the Francophone Affairs Program, please consult the 2013 – 2014 Annual Report (PDF).

If you wish to contact the Francophone Affairs Program staff, please e-mail us at FAP@gov.bc.ca. We will gladly serve you in French or English.

Events

Did you know that the Government of B.C. participates annually in two major events?

French Community

Featured Sites

Featured Resources