Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

The Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) is held throughout the month of March to promote the French language and its many expressions in Canada. They are part of the cultural events surrounding the International Day of La Francophonie celebrated around the world on March 20.

For its 26th edition, the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie has adopted the theme “Launch into Discovery!” (Découvrir aux éclats!) to highlight, with humor and music, the richness of Francophone culture in Canada. RVF 2024 co-spokespersons Micheline Marchildon and LeFLOFRANCO are on a cross-Canada tour to celebrate the joy and pride of the event.

At the same time, the diversity of events reveals the vitality of Francophone communities. National programming takes many forms, from shows to book clubs, not to mention cinema with the NFB… See the programming page for full details. 

Let’s remember that the RVF emphasizes “inclusion to highlight the contribution of Canadians of different origins and by recognizing the presence and the millennial contribution of Aboriginal peoples on the North American continent.

In parallel to these RVFs, and throughout the year, several organizations share their passion for the Francophonie, including the Association canadienne d’éducation de la langue française, which offers educational tools and numerous resources. The main objective is “to help young people make a significant place for the French language and Francophone culture in their lives.” Another resource to discover… (French only)