Federal / Provincial Agreement on Official Languages

Alberta and Canada have a cooperation agreement on French language services to both support and further develop Alberta's official language minority community - specifically in Alberta's case, with the Francophone community.

The renewable 5-year agreement is accompanied by a detailed action plan which identifies priority areas.

The Agreement is intended to provide seed-funding to support capacity and foster collaboration in the delivery of services and resources in French. Projects will provide a direct service to French-speaking Albertans and be responsive to Alberta government priorities as well as community needs and challenges by:

  • Building capacity for the delivery of services in French
    • By informing French-speaking Albertans on government services, programs and resources
    • By raising awareness and encouraging the preservation and promotion of francophone heritage
    • By assisting francophone organizations in obtaining and putting in place appropriate resources for delivering services on behalf of the provincial government (including governance training, feasibility studies)
  • Delivering services in French
    • By funding project-based service delivery initiatives on behalf of government in priority sectors listed below
    • By funding translations into French of key Government of Alberta resources and materials

Contact the Francophone Secretariat for Grant and Funding Guidelines and Applications.

Grant funding recipients:

Last reviewed/revised: August 11, 2015
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