Training and resources to assist Francophones in a minority situation

Start date: April 1, 2021

End Date: March 31, 2023

Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

This project will help immigrants who are either: Francophone, identify French as their first official language, or who live and work in French. The two groups may have different objectives. For example, a Francophone immigrant going to a federally funded assessment centre may need information in French about English language assessments and programs to facilitate becoming bilingual, whereas an immigrant who identifies French as his first official language may need a French language assessment for placement into a CLIC program. CCLB, a bilingual organization, will develop tools for assessment centres to meet the needs of Francophone clients or those wishing to take CLIC training. We recognize that not every assessment centre will have a French-speaking staff member, so we will create tools to help them present the information in French as much as possible. We will also create a short test to assist assessors in determining the needs of clients and videos to illustrate the speaking levels of French-speaking clients. CCLB will also develop an assessment screener and develop more resources to support living in a Francophone minority community.

Main Outcomes:

  • Clients increase knowledge of life in Canada
  • Clients improve official language skills.
Marie-Elyse Gauthier