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York University
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto Francophone Community Forum


50 years after the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism:
Assessment and Prospects of the Toronto Francophone Community

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Glendon College (BMO Room)

Fifty years after the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, what are the main issues facing Toronto Francophones? How can we respond to the needs of Franco-Torontonians when it comes to health care, culture and education? What is our community doing to meet these challenges?

You are cordially invited to the Toronto Francophone Community Forum, where we will explore these questions and strengthen ties between key community stakeholders. The Forum is open to the public and will culminate with a speech by Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada.

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Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English.

The Forum is part of the of the 50th anniversary celebration of the B and B Commission. It is being organized by Glendon College in partnership with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Ottawa and the organizing committee of the Semaine de la Francophonie à Toronto. Similar events will be taking place in Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Moncton.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome reception, registration, coffee and croissants
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Speech by Principal Kenneth McRoberts on The Origins and Outcomes of the B and B Commission
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 1st community round table: Health Care
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Coffee break
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2nd community round table: Culture
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 3rd community round table: Primary and Secondary Education
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Round table wrap-up featuring an Ontario Francophone celebrity.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch provided to participants
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Speech by Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada, followed by a question period.
1:45 p.m. End of Forum

Published on March 18, 2013