QUEBEC, March 19, 2019 - The #jesuisfranco event of the Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) aims to mark the International Day of La Francophonie. On this occasion, Francophones are invited to “make noise” on social networks to proudly display their Francophonie. This event takes place on the occasion of the 27e edition of the Semaine nationale de la francophonie (SNF) which is celebrated across the country as part of the Rendez-vous de la francophonie.
“This March 20 is the culmination of a campaign launched by 13 young Francophones who actively participated in promoting #jesuisfranco. Through their pride, these young people embody the very theme of the SNF: Francophones… naturally! In addition, Francophones in Canada join the millions of people around the world who have French in common to celebrate their culture ”, underlines the president of the ACELF, Anne Vinet-Roy.
National digital campaign #jesuisfranco
So that the Francophonie is omnipresent on March 20, Internet users are posting the mosaic #jesuisfranco on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This mosaic was created from photos received from proud Francophones from across Canada and beyond. It is also possible to use the #jesuisfranco decor on Facebook and on Instagram or make a video for a story Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #jesuisfranco.
Proud and committed youth
As a novelty this year, 13 young Francophones have accepted to be campaign ambassadors in their province or territory. Between March 6 and 19, these 13 young people presented, on video, the Francophonie of their province or territory in order to encourage massive participation in the event. These 13 original videos, broadcast once a day at the same time, have been widely circulated on the web. The #jesuisfranco 2019 event is a collaboration with the French Canadian Youth Federation and Awakening.
Competition Ready, not ready, create!
French-language primary / elementary and secondary schools and French-speaking childcare centers can still register for the contest Ready, not ready, create! from here March 31 next to win one of many prizes. The groups of young people have to take up a different challenge according to the age group in connection with the environment, theme of the SNF 2019.
Go to the microsite Ready, not ready, create! to see the original student creations received so far. This competition is made possible in particular thanks to the support of the financial support programs for the Canadian Francophonie from the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadienne.
Recognize people involved in the Francophonie
Bitten recognizes young people and adults who contribute to the promotion of the Francophonie in their school or community. French-language schools have up to March, 31st to register their recipients for Bitten in order to publicize their initiatives at the national level. Explore the Mordicus Wall to find out the recipients whose names have been submitted to date.
National Francophonie Week
Educational networks celebrate the 27e edition of the SNF, during throughout the month of March 2019, under the theme Francophones… naturally! They choose the week of their choice to organize activities in their community. This pan-Canadian event allows Francophone schools to celebrate a Francophonie rich in its diversity, by setting up stimulating projects that rally the entire community.
To find out more about the SNF, visit website or follow it Facebook page.
Through the reflection and action of its pan-Canadian network, the Canadian Association for French Language Education exercises its leadership in education to strengthen the vitality of Francophone communities.