The Government of Alberta established the Francophone Secretariat in 1999 in recognition of its commitment to its Francophone citizenry.

The Francophone Secretariat will:

  • Serve as a liaison between the Government and the Alberta Francophone community;

  • Clarify and represent the needs of the Francophone community within government, in particular with the ministries of Education, Infrastructure, Transportation, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Culture and Community Spirit, Human Services, Health & Wellness, and Intergovernmental, International and Aboriginal Relations;

  • Represent Francophone Albertans and the Province of Alberta in organizations such as conferences of ministers responsible for Francophone affairs; and

  • Participate in the negotiation of federal/provincial agreements relating to French language, culture, and education programs.

Last reviewed/revised: December 4, 2013