On May 29, 2023, Albertans are invited to the polls to elect the next provincial government. Albertans will be asked to elect their next government, which will be in power for a maximum of four years. Therefore, the ACFA initiated discussions with elected officials and provincial political parties to raise awareness of the priority issues for Alberta’s Francophonie, as identified in the Action Plan for Alberta’s Francophonie.
Action Plan for Alberta’s Francophonie 2023-2028
To better present to the Government of Alberta the priority needs of the Alberta’s Francophonie, the ACFA conducted a consultation process in 2021-2022 to develop the Action Plan for Alberta’s Francophonie 2023-2028. This action plan is intended as a community proposal for the successful implementation of the French Policy by the Government of Alberta. It is a document that will help guide the government, managers, and political parties towards the possibilities that exist within Alberta’s Francophonie. In addition, the various stakeholders within Alberta’s Francophonie can use the document during their political representation activities. With its Action Plan for Alberta’s Francophonie 2023-2028, the ACFA hopes to influence the Government of Alberta’s future action plans.
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The ACFA hopes that politicians will hear the Francophone communities’ needs and, more broadly, of all Albertans concerned with bilingualism. Moreover, the ACFA hopes these priorities will find a place in political parties’ campaign priorities and, subsequently, the next provincial government.
It is in this perspective that the ACFA invites the French-speaking population to make their Francophone voice heard by the various political parties. Together, we can ensure that Alberta’s Francophonie is a priority for the new government. The objective is to show the dynamism of the Alberta’s Francophonie, the growing needs and the importance of developing services that respond to these. It is not only a matter of raising issues and shortcomings but also of proposing strategies to respond to these so that political parties can hear the needs of Alberta’s Francophonie throughout the province.
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During the election campaign, the ACFA invites the public to question the various parties about their commitments to Alberta's Francophonie. The key messages below can guide the discussion according to your needs and priorities.
Early ChildhoodDites bonjour !
Increase the supply of child care services by and for Francophones in regions that are underserved in relation to demand.Read More
EducationDites bonjour !
Develop a plan to achieve true equivalency and reduce the huge gap between the current capacity of Francophone schools and the approximately 67,000 children eligible for Francophone education under Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Read More
Post-Secondary EducationDites bonjour !
Recognize Campus Saint-Jean as the only French-language post-secondary institution in Alberta, and its role in developing a bilingual workforce, and provide equivalent funding.Read More
ImmigrationDites bonjour !
Continue to increase Francophone immigration and ensure that sufficient resources in French are available to support reception and settlement services that facilitate the integration of Francophone newcomers.Read More
HealthDites bonjour !
In a modernized health care system, provide health and mental health services in French throughout the life cycle and in underserved regions to eliminate inequalities due to language barriers.Read More
JusticeDites bonjour !
Continue to hire bilingual human resources in the justice system so that Francophones can have trials in French.Read More
Upcoming Electoral debates:
- May 15 at 5:30pm: (in French) Electoral event with ICI Alberta, at La Cité des Rocheuses
- May 29 at 8pm: (in French) Special Elections, ICI Télé