In its role as a liaison between the government and Alberta's Francophone community, the Francophone Secretariat represents the needs of the Francophone community
in Alberta and supports initiatives promoting French language and culture.
We aim to:
- Acknowledge and increase awareness of the long-standing and continuing contribution of Alberta's Francophone community to the social, cultural and economic
development of Alberta.
- Support Francophone organizations, communities and individuals in the development of their capacity to participate in, and contribute to, government sponsored
initiatives promoting French language and cultures.
- Raise awareness and understanding of current Government of Alberta initiatives providing services to the Francophone community in a number of priority areas.
The Francophone Secretariat:
- Serves as a liaison between the government and the Alberta Francophone community.
- Clarifies and represents the needs of the Francophone community within government, with various ministries and agencies.
- Represents Francophone Albertans and Alberta in organizations such as conferences of ministers responsible for Francophone affairs.
- Participates in the negotiation and implementation of federal or provincial
agreements relating to French language, culture and education programs.
The Francophone Secretariat consists of a minister responsible for the executive director, community liaison officers and any other staff determined by the president
or minister responsible.
The executive director reports to the deputy minister of Culture and Tourism.
View Francophone Secretariat's organizational chart.
Last reviewed/revised: February 2, 2017