Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

October 09, 2007 11:27 ET

Media Advisory: The Office of the Commissioner Releases a Study on the Vitality of the Halifax Francophone Community

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - Saturday, October 13, 2007- The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL) is releasing a study on the Halifax Francophone community. This study is part of a research project conducted in three Francophone communities and is entitled Vitality Indicators in Official Language Minority Communities 1 - Francophones in Urban Settings.

Ricky Richard, Senior Policy Analyst at OCOL and Jean Leger, Executive Director of the Federation acadienne de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, will be presenting and commenting the results of the study on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Park Center Room at the Park Place Hotel & Conference Centre, located at 240 Brownlow Avenue in Dartmouth. The study will be released during the Annual General Meeting of the Federation acadienne de la Nouvelle-Ecosse.

The results of the study conducted in the Francophone communities of Halifax, Winnipeg and Sudbury will be presented under "What's New?" on the OCOL Web site at: www.officiallanguages.gc.ca, on:

October 13 -The Halifax Francophone Community

October 16 - The Winnipeg Francophone Community

November 8 - The Sudbury Francophone Community

Contact Information

  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
    Robin Cantin
    Manager, Media Relations
    613-995-0374
    Toll-free: 1-877-996-6368 / 613-324-0999 (cell)
    robin.cantin@ocol-clo.gc.ca