Centre francophone Hamilton is proud to be a member of the Welcoming Francophone Community (CFA) of Hamilton’s Advisory Committee. This pilot project, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and led by the Réseau en Immigration Francophone du Centre Sud Ouest (RIFCSO), aims to build strong community partnership projects and forge lasting ties between newcomers and established community members in a specific locality, in order to create Francophone communities that are united in their diversity and to ensure a full-fledged integration process for newcomers.
In May 2019, Hamilton was chosen to take up the Welcoming Francophone Communities challenge under the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023.
Characteristics and goals chosen in Hamilton for 2020-2023:
- Equitable access to integration and settlement services: Newcomers have access to services and resources in French and linked to the Francophone community in order to allow them a successful integration.
- Economic opportunities, entrepreneurship and employment: The host community and employers recognize, value and leverage the expertise brought by French-speaking newcomers to increase the economic vitality of the region.
- Welcoming public spaces: Francophone public spaces and recreational facilities are accessible, facilitate social cohesion, improve the quality of life and the integration of newcomers into the host community.
To know more about the project, visit www.reseausoutien.org
Find here the next activities organized as part of the project:
- Discover La Ligne Bleue, a unique tourist trail in downtown Hamilton. It’s self guided, so all you need is a smartphone and an internet connection to follow the guided trail on our website. If you have questions, please contact Loan Nguyen at 905-528-0163 Ext. 3285.
- 15th anniversary of the Francophone Immigration Network of Southwestern Ontario: March 6-10. More information available soon.