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Industrialization and railway construction make this a period of prosperity for the province.
The Association is created following a meeting of delegates at the Monument National in Ottawa.
Regulation 17 makes English the only language of instruction in Ontario’s public schools after the first two years of school.
March 27, 1913
The founding of the newspaper is closely linked to the Ontario government’s introduction of Regulation 17 the previous year.
January 4, 1916
Guigues Elementary School in Ottawa is taken over by French-speaking mothers and teachers.
October 22, 1926
The first meeting of the secret society of the Commandeurs de l’Ordre de Jacques-Cartier is held in Ontario
The society is a reflection of a certain amount of frustration among French Canadians who feel that their rights are being ignored.
Once again, French becomes the primary language of instruction in Franco-Ontarian schools.
This office administers the Government of Ontario’s French-language services.
The theatre company was founded in Sudbury by a group of Laurentian University students during French Ontario’s “cultural revolution.”
This celebration of Franco-Ontarian culture takes place every spring in Sudbury.
Franco-Ontarians are the first after the Acadians to have their own flag.
May 23, 1976
It is a major event for Ontario’s Francophones and francophiles.
It is one of the first three provincial branches of the Canadian Parents for French network.
The event used to be called Semaine Francophone (French Week).
The Ontario Court of Appeal rules that proposed restrictions on minority language education and minority language school boards are unconstitutional
In response to four questions referred by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that the proposed amendments to the Education Act—which would place restrictions on the beneficiaries of rights under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, give school boards greater discretion in determining whether to provide French-language schools and instruction, restrict the section 23 “where numbers warrant” test and impose territorial limitations on school boards that would affect rights holders—were unconstitutional.
The French Language Services Act guarantees many language rights for Franco-Ontarians.
Ontario’s High Court of Justice rules that publicly funded minority language educational facilities are warranted in Penetanguishene
Ontario’s High Court of Justice ruled that under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, rights holders are entitled to receive education in their language that is of equal quality to that which is provided to the majority.
The French arm of TVOntario changes its name to TFO in 1995 and becomes independent in 2006.
The City adopts a municipal resolution, declaring itself to be unilingual English.
The Réseau des services de santé en français de l’Est de l’Ontario deals with issues that affect the region’s French-speaking community.
In 1997, the Ontario Health Services Restructuring Commission had announced its intention to close the Montfort hospital, the only French-language university hospital in the entire province.
The French Health Network of Central Southwestern Ontario is a non-profit organization that helps to develop French language health services in the central southwestern region of the province.
Launched in 2006, this community project initially aimed to build six monuments to the Francophonie in Ottawa to recognize the Francophone presence in the National Capital Region.
On August 1, François Boileau becomes Ontario’s first French Language Services Commissioner.
The ruling is a major victory for linguistic equality.
The mission of the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario is to improve access to French language health care services for Francophones living in Northern Ontario.
Ontarians can now order a plate with the French version of the Yours to discover provincial slogan—Tant à découvrir—or even the Franco-Ontarian flag.
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 Ontario government adopts a regulation to clarify the obligations of the French Language Services Act
It is called Ontario Regulation 284/11: Provision of French Language Services on Behalf of Government Agencies.
In 2009, when CBC/Radio-Canada announced budget cuts affecting local programming at CBEF Windsor, a French-language radio station in southern Ontario, the Francophone community created SOS CBEF to speak out against the cuts and their potential impact on the community.
The community celebrations of 400 years of French presence in Ontario are a living testament to the contribution of Franco-Ontarians from 1615 to 2015.
February 22, 2016
More than 100 years after the passing of Regulation 17, the Government of Ontario apologizes to Franco-Ontarians
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne apologizes formally for this legislation.
The Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed the motion made by Glengarry–Prescott–Russell MPP Grant Crack to recognize the song Notre Place as the official anthem of Francophones in Ontario.
For five decades, academic excellence, innovation and commitment to bilingualism have been part of the University of Ottawa’s vision.
In December 2018, the Ontario Legislative Assembly passed Bill 57, which made cuts to French language services in Ontario, including the abolition of the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner (OFLSC).