Ontario Marks International Francophonie Day

Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs

TORONTO — On the occasion of International Francophonie Day, Natalia Kusendova-Bashta, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Francophone Affairs, issued the following statement on behalf of Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs:

“It is with great pride that today our government marks International Francophonie Day and fully recognizes the strength and dynamism of the global Francophonie, as well as the important contributions of Francophones in Ontario, Canada, and beyond.

Driven by a rich history and remarkable diversity, Ontario’s Francophonie is an invaluable treasure for our province, boasting a rich cultural and social heritage.

As an observer member of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Ontario takes every opportunity to promote the province on the international stage and highlight the added value of its Francophone economic community. This year, the theme of International Francophonie Day is “create, innovate, and undertake in French.” Through our collaboration with interprovincial and international partners, our government will continue to support the creativity, innovation, and full potential of our Francophonie.

As a privileged home for the greater Francophone family, French-speaking Ontario stands out for its renewed vitality and openness to the world, pointing to the ever-growing influence of the French language, both in Canada and internationally.

Happy International Francophonie Day!”

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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