What We Do
The success of a vibrant community depends on its capacity to live together, educate and provide essential services to its population. ESPACE FRANCO Vision addresses the major concerns that impact services for new immigrants, seniors, women, young, economic development, education, well-bieng and health care.
ESPACE FRANCO de Calgary strategy framework is comprised of: population, space for francophone organizations, leadership and capacity development.
ESPACE FRANCO is and initiative of:
1. ACFA Régionale de Calgary who has a goal to promote francophone culture and connect francophone to community organizations developpement.
2. CDEA (Francophone Chamber of Commerce): As a drinving force behind the expansion of francophone community in Calgary. CDEA focus on assisting small business by supporting and coaching the Project Manager to success.
3. Le Conseil scolaire FrancoSud (Francophone School Board): FrancoSud own 13 schools, from kinderngarden to grade 12, in southern Alberta within 6 in Calgary area. Its goal is to develop francophone pride and provide safe and welcoming learning environment for our students.
4. La Société Franco-Canadienne de Calgary (SFCC): is francophone community organization that run la Village Jean-Toupin, the Calgary Francophone affordable housing for seniors and the Park Beauchemin, a recreation park.
The new Francophone health centre, the Francophone newcomer settlement agency (CANAF) are prime examples of organizations which are involved in the project. We also aim to house small businesses. Cohabitation with private sector entities will foster, among other things, the development of community-focused private-public partnerships. Through ESPACE FRANCO, we arm to guarantee the socio-economic well-being of our community.