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Canada's Francophonie

Canada's Francophonie

The Canada School of Public Service, in partnership with the Official Languages Champions Network of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), is proud to welcome Dany Laferrière, noted writer and member of the prestigious Académie française.

Mr. Laferrière will share reflections on Canada's new multicultural identity from a Francophone perspective.

Originally from Haiti, Dany Laferrière moved to Canada in 1976 and was elected into the Académie française in December 2013, becoming the first Haitian-Canadian to join this world-renowned institution.

Date and Time:

May 19, 2016 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Dany Laferrière, writer and member of the prestigious Académie française

In collaboration with Dr. Martine Dubuc and Dr. Robert Charlebois, co-champions of official languages at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and Gérard Étienne, Chief Diversity Officer at CFIA


French with interpretation in English


Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario


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