Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
The Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie (MCCF) is an intergovernmental organization that comprises federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian Francophonie.
The MCCF works on various issues related to the Canadian Francophonie, provides direction for intergovernmental cooperation and plays a unifying role in support of the country’s Francophonie.
The Government of Alberta joined the MCCF in 1999. The minister responsible for the Francophone Secretariat meets annually with other MCCF member ministers to discuss intergovernmental questions involving the Canadian Francophonie, develop best practices and engage in a dialogue aimed at strengthening the country’s linguistic duality.
Canada-Alberta Agreement on French-Language Services
Alberta and Canada are currently working to extend the Agreement on French-Language Services for 2020-21.
The Canada-Alberta Agreement on French-Language Services is a cost-sharing agreement between Alberta and the Government of Canada. It funds government projects that develop, implement and improve French-language services in Alberta, in the context of Alberta’s French Policy.
French-Language Services Grant
The Alberta government has discontinued the French Language Service Grant program as of April 1, 2020. The budget from this initiative is being re-allocated to fund key priorities of Alberta’s French Policy.
Francophone community organizations are encouraged to continue to apply for other grant opportunities to support their community initiatives:
- Grants for non-profit
- Grants and funding for municipalities
- Cultural industry grants and funding
- Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women grants
For information on previous grant recipients, including the amount of funding awarded:
Connect with the Francophone Secretariat:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-3348 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Other contact options
Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
905 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4R7
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