French language school


My school of choice

Follow the My School of Choice/Mon école de choix series to better understand what French-language schools in Canada have to offer. Meet the serie’s sympathetic characters as they ponder what kind of upbringing they want for their children.

This series, produced in French, English and Arabic, contains five short vignettes, each a few minutes long, on themes specific to French-language education.

  • early childhood, particularly the integration of services,
  • pedagogy/learning that includes the transmission of culture and language, as well as lifelong learning of both official languages,
  • identity construction,
  • enriched cultural environment.

See the following link for more information: My school of choice


Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones (FNCSF)

The FNCSF looks after the interests of French-language school boards and has been contributing to the vitality and sustainability of French-language minority schools in Canada since 1990.


The history of French-language minority schools in Canada: resistance and development

This historical overview of French-language schools was originally published in February 2017, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations and the ÉduExpo project carried out by the Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones.

This document was updated in July 2021 to reflect recent developments, including the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on true equivalency in education.


What is the Citizen Community School?

The French-language Citizen Community School (École communautaire citoyenne – ECC) is a place of learning, socialization and identity-building, in osmosis with the community it serves. It contributes to the success of learners of all ages, to the blossoming of their community and the emergence of a global consciousness of solidarity. To this end, it engages and mobilizes all players in society. To this end, it engages and mobilizes all players in society.


The result of collaboration between community partners, the ministries of education of 9 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, and the federal government, the French-Language Education Strategic Plan is the beacon that will serve to mobilize key education partners in Canada.