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1973

Two important organizations are founded in Eastern Canada

They are the Société des Acadiens du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador.
Canadian Parents for French logo
1983

The Newfoundland and Labrador branch of Canadian Parents for French is founded

It is the seventh provincial/territorial branch of the Canadian Parents for French network.
1984

A French-language school opens its doors in Newfoundland and Labrador

École Sainte-Anne is the first French-language school in the province.
Logo of the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador
1984

The first Jeux d’hiver franco-labradoriens are held

This sporting and cultural event is an initiative by the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador.
Le Gaboteur's logo
October 5, 1984

The first edition of Le Gaboteur, Newfoundland and Labrador’s French-language newspaper, hits the newsstands

The newspaper’s name is a derivation of the nautical term “caboteur” (or “coaster” in English), which means a ship that travels along the coast from port to port, bringing news and supplies.
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag
1986

The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag is adopted

The three unequal panels of red, white and blue represent the community’s French origins.
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag
May 30, 1992

The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag is raised in front of the Confederation Building in St. John’s for the first time

To commemorate the event, French-speaking communities across the province will celebrate this recognition of their rights every May 30.
1996

Recognition of language rights makes progress in Newfoundland and Labrador

The province recognizes the right of Franco-Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to their own French-language school board.
1997

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Agreement on the management of Francophone schools is signed

The province develops a French-first-language program for Franco-Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who want their children to have French-language instruction.
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag
May 30, 1999

May 30 is declared to be the Journée de la francophonie terre-neuvienne-et-labradorienne

An Order in Council is passed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag
2004

Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates 500 years of French in the province

The rich history of Franco-Newfoundlanders and Labradorians is celebrated in 35 communities, only 9 of which are home to Acadians and Francophones. The event promotes unity and community.
Logo of Réseau santé en français de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
2004

A French language health services network is created in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Réseau santé en français de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador brings together key partners in Newfoundland and Labrador’s health care system to ensure access to French language health services for the province’s Francophone and Acadian communities.
Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents
2005

The Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents opens in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

The community centre and school share a library that is accessible to the public. The Centre is also home to several Francophone community organizations.
The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag
2015

Newfoundland and Labrador adopts its French Languages Services Policy

The Policy aims to ensure a more consistent and coordinated approach to service delivery in French throughout the provincial government.