Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF)
French Canadians have a long, proud history in Western Canada that dates back to the first part of the 18th century during the height of the fur trade. The term fransaskois(es) is a contemporary term created to describe French-speaking residents of Saskatchewan.
Fransaskois have always played an active role in local government and politics. L'Association catholique franco-canadienne was founded in Duck Lake in 1912 to protect and promote French language and cultural rights. In 1964 the name changed to l'Association culturelle franco-canadienne de la Saskatchewan. In June 1999 the name of the parent organization was officially changed to Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise.
The Government of Saskatchewan officially declared 2012 as l'Année des Fransaskois en Saskatchewan as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the ACF and its predecessor organizations.
Important ACF Links
Many pages are still under construction. There will be English language equivalents for all webpages eventually but most of these are under construction as well. Following are links to the key components of ACF governance:
- ACF website
- Logo and Flag
- Map of Communities/Regions/Contacts
- ACF Executive Committee and Deputies
Saskatchewan Francophone Services
- Bonjour! Services de la gouvernement de la Saskatchewan disponible en français
- Conseil des écoles fransaskoises
Links to Fransaskois Organizations
Links to Francophone Organizations