Since 1867

Official Languages in Canada

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Studio portrait of Mr. McCarthy
1892

English becomes the sole official language of the Northwest Territories

An ordinance and a resolution make English the only language permitted in schools and in the legislative assembly.
1905

The Union Canadienne-Française de Vancouver is founded

The Union Canadienne-Française de Vancouver is the first Francophone sociocultural organization in British Columbia.
The historic church of Our Lady of Lourdes on Laval Square in Maillardville, British Columbia
1909

Notre Dame de Lourdes is the first Francophone workers’ community in British Columbia

The community takes root on the banks of the Fraser River east of Vancouver.
June 24, 1945

British Columbia’s French-speaking communities join forces to preserve their language and culture

A congress held in Victoria leads to the creation of the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique.
1968

A French section is created within a public school in Coquitlam, British Columbia

In response to numerous demands from the public, the Ministry of Education authorizes the experiment.
Canadian Parents for French logo
1978

The British Columbia and Yukon branch of Canadian Parents for French is founded

It is the fourth provincial/territorial branch of the Canadian Parents for French network.
Franco-colombien's Flag
1982

A new flag flies over British Columbia’s French-speaking communities

Raymond Lemoine, principal of École des Pionniers in Maillardville, designs the winning entry in a 1981 contest to create the new Franco-Columbian flag.
Logo of Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique
May 27, 1996

The Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique is created

The Conseil culturel is the result of discussions between the Fédération des Francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and cultural organizations of the province.
2003

RésoSanté is a non-profit provincial organization that promotes French-language health and welfare services in British Columbia

The organization was created following provincial and national studies that showed differences in access to health services faced by Francophone minority communities in Canada.
Sign of the Supreme Court of Canada
2013

The Supreme Court of Canada is called upon to determine whether British Columbia Supreme Court judges have the discretion to allow documents written solely in French to be admitted into evidence in civil court proceedings

The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, the Fédération des parents francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and a group of parents initiated proceedings pursuant to section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for permission to introduce into evidence documents written solely in French.
Sign of the Supreme Court of Canada
2015

The Supreme Court of Canada determines how to establish equivalence between minority and majority language schools

The Supreme Court of Canada found that the minority language education offered at the Rose-des-Vents elementary school was not equivalent to the education offered in the majority language as is required under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.