1984

Creation of Yukon’s first French language school

The school is named after Émilie Tremblay, who, in 1894, became one of the first Francophone women from Quebec to make the long journey to Dawson City, Yukon.

In Yukon, the first French-language school was founded in 1983. The school is named after Émilie Tremblay, who, in 1894, became one of the first Francophone women from Quebec to make the long journey to Dawson City, Yukon.

In 1983, parent members of the Association franco-yukonnaise and teachers lobbied Whitehorse school committees to create the first French-language school in the territory. They based their request on a survey indicating that 67 children were eligible for instruction in French.