National Francophone Immigration Week, an initiative of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) of Canada, takes place each year in the first week of November. The Week aims to celebrate the contribution of newcomers to the vitality of open, inclusive and diverse Acadian and Francophone communities and to show what these communities have to offer immigrants and their families.
The Prince Edward Island edition of this national week is coordinated by the Coopérative d’intégration francophone (CIF) and the LIENS project.
Ordinarily, the week consists of an official opening, multicultural workshops, a multicultural event in a Francophone school, a “5 to 8” multicultural reception and articles in Island newspapers.
Since 2014, the Diversity Champion Award has been presented annually to a deserving person:
2014 – Gregory Urier, former assistant executive direcdtor of the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean
2015 – Edgar Arsenault, manager of Le Chez-Nous Co-op
2016 – Isabelle Dasylva-Gill, officer with Acadian and Francophone Affairs Secretariat
2017 – Pierre El Hajjar, chef at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean
The week’s events are promoted in the “Activities” section of this web site.