2011

The États généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa is held in Ottawa

On June 17, 2011, the États généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa was officially launched at Ottawa City Hall during the Festival franco-ontarien.

The idea of organizing an estates general of Ottawa’s French-speaking community started in 2010, and a committee was established in April 2011. The États généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa was officially launched in June 2011, followed by a series of public consultations at citizen panels and at a university symposium held in November 2011.

The consultations ended in November 2012 with the Sommet des États généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa, during which Ottawa’s French-speaking community established five priorities: bilingualism, development and vitality, representation, inclusion and reconciliation. The final report, which contained a series of recommendations for the future, was submitted to the Association des communautés francophones d’Ottawa in March 2015.