Videos and webinars

March 31, 2021

General knowledge webinar: Un canadien errant

To celebrate the Rendez-vous de la francophonie, the Ministers’ Council on the Canadian Francophonie (MCCF), in collaboration with the University of Toronto, presented on March 31, 2021, a webinar on Francophone mobility to government employees. Professor Monica Heller, a renowned Canadian linguist and anthropologist, offered an overview of the research project entitled Un canadien errant. Using historical examples, such as the recruitment of Francophone immigrants between the 19th century and present day, and economic mobility and nomadism, the webinar presents an overview of the history of the Canadian Francophonie.

This research project brought together researchers from several Canadian universities to study the migratory path of the Francophonie, from yesterday to today, for all Canadian provinces and territories. The construction of spaces for living in French, ensuring the vitality and development of Francophones, requires that this mobility be taken into account by those who offer and develop services in French.