Quebec, March 15, 2017 - The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) marks the International Day of La Francophonie on March 20 by offering the “Je suis franco” mobilization campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

This activity takes place on the occasion of the 25edition of the Semaine nationale de la francophonie (SNF) and also underlines the 150e Canada's birthday.

“By launching the“ Je suis franco ”campaign on March 20, the ACELF wants to create a“ wow ”effect by posting on the web a Francophonie proud of its diversity, which is one of Canada's distinctive features. Moreover, I wish all Francophones a happy Francophonie Day and a memorable year of celebrations. », Says ACELF president Anne Vinet-Roy.

National digital campaign "I am Franco"
On Monday, March 20, the Facebook and Twitter networks of all participants registered in the national collaborative communication campaign “Je suis franco” will display a mosaic made up of photos of Francophones and a slogan. This mosaic was made up of photos of Internet users who responded to our call on Facebook.

To participate, French speakers are invited to visit, before March 20, on the site / jesuisfranco.

Internet users who have not been able to register and who see the image "Je suis franco" in their Facebook or Twitter threads can then share it in turn, adding their personal touch.

Competition Self-portraits and price Bitten 
Workers from French-language schools and French-speaking early childhood centers can still register for the contest Self-portraits by March 22 to win one of the many prizes. Participants have to take a photo challenge and a text challenge (140 characters and less) different according to the age group.

Photos showing the current face of the Canadian Francophonie can be seen on the contest microsite. Self-portraits is notably possible thanks to the financial support of the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadienne du Québec.

Our Price Bitten recognizes commitment to the Francophonie. French-language schools are invited to submit certificates Bitten to people whose action makes a difference for school or community vitality. Schools can register their recipients before March 22 on the Wall of Bitten.

National Francophonie Week
Educational networks celebrate the 25e SNF edition of 2 as of March 22, 2017 under the theme “The adventure of my Francophonie”. This pan-Canadian event is part of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and allows Francophone schools to celebrate a Francophonie rich in its diversity, by setting up stimulating projects that rally the entire community.

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