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Even in a headwind, never give up on your dream

Posted on March 2, 2020

Explorer Bernard Voyer, spokesperson for the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2020, talks to us about his passion for the environment. This lover of wide open spaces, heights and the cold explains why language plays such a big role in his life.

He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina (A coral reef grows into an island): Building our Indigenous language capacity

Posted on February 24, 2020

Indigenous language advocate and researcher Candace Galla shares her journey to learn and revive the Hawaiian language. She also shares some great ways for Indigenous language learners and speakers to learn and practise their language.

La Francophonie is about tourism, too!

Posted on February 17, 2020

To boost Francophone tourism and serve visitors from Canada, as well as those from France, Belgium and Switzerland, the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada) created Corridor Canada. Read RDÉE Canada’s blog post to learn about all that this valuable tool has to offer.

From Vancouver to Jonquière

Posted on February 10, 2020

Learning to speak a new language can sometimes cause considerable stress. Tolga Yalkin, assistant deputy minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, tells us how letting go helped him get over his linguistic anxiety.

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