NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers. N.B. some websites are available in French only.
FRENCH, A PART OF US –
LA COLOMBIE-BRITANNIQUE, J’EN FAIS PARTIE
The message conveyed to the province’s population by La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique as a whole is that of a well-integrated community. Indeed, regardless of where they come from, Francophones feel at home in British Columbia and contribute to the province’s vitality, as do the other inhabitants of this magnificent region. They form an integral part of this entity called British Columbia, and they fit in perfectly. It is in this spirit that the Francophone community declares “French, a part of us – La Colombie-Britannique, j’en fais partie.”
Mapping British Columbia’s French Resources and Services
In 2014 the Government of British Columbia’s Francophone Affairs Program French created a web-friendly map to connect the 70,000 Francophones and 300,000 Francophiles who live in British Columbia to the wide range of services available in B.C. View map here.
BC Francophone Events Calendar
The Calendrier francophone de la Colombie-Britannique is a wonderful resource for discovering francophone events all over British Columbia in the areas of youth, culture, sports etc. Created in 2016 by a high school student for the francophone and francophile community, the CFCB is now managed by two students and maintains a very active presence on its website and social media.
Bilingual tourism in BC and Yukon
«Bienvenue en Colombie-Britannique !» Discover bilingual historic sites, culinary and cultural Circle Tours, and French-speaking ambassadors ready to greet you all over British Columbia by visiting Tourisme C-B’s website.
British Columbia’s official tourism website offers information in French: http://fr.britishcolumbia.travel/
Yukon’s official tourism website is also available in French: http://www.tourismeyukon.ca/
Watch Colombie-Britannique, une terre de possibilités, a captivating video produced by La Federation des Francophones de la C-B (FFCB) and Le Programme d’immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique
The Federation des Francophones de la C-B (FFCB) is the umbrella organization for the Francophone communities in British Columbia, which includes approximately 40 Francophone member associations. The FFCB also produces an annual directory of Francophone services which can be accessed online here. The FFCB also maintains an English language Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BCFederationOfFrancophones/
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) The Yukon’s Francophone community is known for its dynamism and vitality. It is an integral part of the community as a whole and is growing significantly. Visit AFY’s website for upcoming events and to learn more about Francophone history in Yukon.
Chambre de commerce franco-colombienne (CCFC) promotes and encourages the economic development of the Francophone and Francophile community of British Columbia.
Le Programme d’immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (BC Francophone Immigration Program) offers settlement, integration and employment services and support to new and prospective francophone immigrants to British Columbia.
Société de Developpement Economique de la C-B (SDE) represents and supports the interests of the Francophone community’s economic sector in British Columbia.
Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CCAFCB / Francophone Artistic & Cultural Council BC) promote Francophone art and culture throughout British Columbia.
Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la C-B (CSF / French Education Authority of British Columbia) offers Francophone education and services in 39 schools – 21 of which are stand-alone – around the province.
Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon is the Francophone School Board of Yukon.
Federation des parents francophones de C-B an organization of Francophone parents committed to providing French language, education and cultural activities for their children.
France in Canada: Consulate General of France in Vancouver communicates local news of interest to Francophiles at large and to French people living – or considering settling – in the West in particular, through the Consulate’s website and newsletter.
The Alliance Française de Vancouver’s mission is to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to offer French language courses for all levels.
La maison de la Francophonie is Vancouver’s Francophone community centre.
Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver (Vancouver Francophone Cultural Centre) organizes shows in French and exhibitions of the work of Francophone and Francophile artists to cultivate an appreciation for the arts among Vancouverites.
Société Francophone de Victoria promotes, represents and defends the French language and culture in Victoria and its suburbs, bringing together the community and supporting institutions responsive to the needs and interests of the Francophones.
Société Maillardville operates in a community and cultural centre and offer services and activities in French to the francophones and francophiles in the Maillardville / Coquitlam regions.
Regional Francophone Associations
These are also listed on FFCB’s Member page.
Association francophone de Kamloops
Address: 348 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, V2B 2J1
Association francophone de la Vallée de Comox
Address: 2435 Mansfield Drive, Unit B, Courtenay, V9N 2M2
Association francophone de Surrey
Address: 6887 132th St, Surrey, V3W 4L9
Centre culturel français de l’Okanagan
Address: 702 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, V1Y 6P5
Cercle des Canadiens-Français de Prince George
Address: 1752 Fir St, Prince George, V2L 1E7
Société francophone de Maillardville
Address: 942B Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, V3K 1C9
Société francophone de Victoria
200-535 Yates St, Victoria, V8W 2K6
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
302 Strickland Street
Whitehorse (Yukon) Y1A 2K1
Phone : (867) 668-2663
Fax : (867) 668-3511
French Newspapers and Magazines
La Source Newspaper is a Vancouver based French-English newspaper.
L’Aurore boréale is the Yukon’s very own French-language publication.
La Liberté is the only newspaper from Manitoba published completely in French.
Le Gaboteur is the only source of French-language news published in Newfoundland and Labrador, including coverage of the province’s francophone community organizations.
L’actualité is a French language news and general interest magazine published in Quebec.
Le Devoir is a French language Montreal newspaper.
La Presse is a French-language weekly newspaper from Montreal.
Le Droit is a French language news magazine from Ottawa.
Le Soleil is Québec City newspaper.
Canoe has a news feed of news services from Montréal, including the Journal de Montréal.
Bayard Jeunesse Canada publishes a series of excellent magazines which are geared for a French international audience with a focus on the French Canadian culture.
Espaces provides online access to Outdoor travel magazines from Québec.
Safarir is a French language humor magazine from Québec.
1 jour 1 actu is an engaging and comprehensive current events website from France for kids and teachers
Les Débrouillards is a French language science magazine for kids.
Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace is a French language daily from Strasbourg, France.
Les Echos is a French language daily from Paris, France.
Le Figaro is the 2nd largest French language daily newspaper in France.
Francopresse.ca is a website that features news articles from Francophone newspapers throughout Canada.
Impact Campus is a French language student magazine from the University of Laval.
Journal du Jura a French language newspaper from Switzerland.
Magazine Elle is the online French Language version of this popular women’s magazine published in France.
Le Monde is one of France’s most well-known national papers.
La Presse.tn is the online version of a daily newspaper from Tunisia.
Photo is a monthly French language photo magazine published France.
La Recherche is France’s most well-known monthly science magazine.
La Voix du Nord is regional daily from France.
ZigZag is a online magazine from Europe that publishes articles in French on their website that can be used as effective language learning tools.
Theatre la seizième is British Columbia’s Francophone theatre company.
Radio & Television
Radio Canada is the CBC’s French language television and radio broadcaster.
ICI Musique is the French-language music radio service of Radio-Canada.
UnisTV is a specialty channel that broadcasts general entertainment programming, with a particular focus on highlighting francophones outside of Quebec.
TVA is a French language television network based in Quebec.
TV5 broadcasts a variety of French-language programming from Canada and around the world, including drama, sports, documentaries and information programming among a variety of other genres.