June 23, 2023

Francophone Immigration in Canada:

Why, Who and How?

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) brings together experts from various professional fields to discuss fundamental issues relating to Francophone immigration.

About the online panel discussion:

Join our panelists for an online discussion where they will discuss issues related to the intersection of francophone immigration, integration, and language. The event aims to provide French-speaking public a multidisciplinary perspective, a stimulating and informative discussion, and an opportunity to engage with questions such as:

  • Why is it important to increase Francophone immigration in the current era?
  • What is the definition of “Francophone”?
  • Where do Francophones come from?
  • How can Francophone immigrants feel connected to their new communities and contribute to their full potential in Francophone minority communities (FMC) outside Quebec?

Date: June 23, 2023
Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT 
Cost: FREE

Note: This online panel
discussion will be recorded. 

*This session is offered in French.

Missed the Speaker Session? You can watch the recording below (in French only):


  • Luisa Veronis, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Ottawa
  • Dominique Russell, CLIC teacher and Mentor, Collège Boréal
  • Étienne Rivard, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Mamady Camara, Provincial Coordinator of CLIC and Language Training, Collège Mathieu


  • Colette Pépin, Executive Director, Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)

This event is sponsored by:

Marie-Elyse Gauthier