Appreciation message from Douglas Horne Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
Your contribution to the Province’s consultation on francophone priorities was appreciated.
Last fall, the provincial government invited francophones and francophiles across B.C. to share their suggestions on how the government can improve its services in French. This province-wide consultation helped identify priorities within B.C.’s French-speaking community and negotiate a new Cooperation Agreement on Official Languages with the Government of Canada.
Your contribution to the consultation process has provided us with invaluable information that will be used as a springboard in the development of the B.C. Francophone Affairs’ strategic plan.
Thank you for sharing your ideas and suggestions with us. By providing input, you helped ensure the new agreement meets the needs of B.C.'s French-speaking community.
Read about the results of the consultation.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
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 activities of the B.C. Francophone Affairs Program are supported through the Canada – British Columbia Co-Operation Agreement on Official Languages 2011-12 – 2012-13 (PDF).
In conjunction with the Agreement, the Francophone Affairs Program has developed a Strategic Plan (PDF) that includes objectives and priorities relevant to B.C.’s French speaking community, and were identified as part of the a consultation process held in fall 2010.
The agreement focuses provincial activities in a number of priority areas:
- Economic Development
- Social Services
- Arts and Culture
- Communication, Information and Consultation
For more information on the Francophone Affairs Program, please consult the 2011-2012 Annual Report. 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.
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