The Francophone and Francophile Cities Network was founded by Québec City, Québec; Moncton, New Brunswick; and Lafayette, Louisiana.
This informal network’s mission is to promote the culture, economy, and tourist industry of Francophone and Francophile cities. It requires no investment from member municipalities other than providing information.
The Network enables member municipalities to:
- Support the vitality of Francophone and Francophile communities while preserving their common heritage
- Promote their organizations and tourist attractions with ties to French culture and heritage through tools such as the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network website
The Inaugural Event of the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network
The Inaugural Event of the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network was held in Québec City from October 29 to 31, 2015. Organized by Ville de Québec and Centre de la francophonie des Amériques, the event featured presentations, workshops, and working meetings.
The event was attended by over 335 mayors, municipal representatives, and representatives from private and public organizations from Québec, the United States, Ontario, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Yukon, Martinique, and more.
The goal of the event was to highlight best practices and provide tools and strategies for raising the profile of Francophone communities with ties to French culture and heritage. It was a great success!
Cultural and International Relations Office