Education and training

 

  • The 1995 Education Act establishes three equal legal education entities in Saskatchewan: public school divisions, separate school divisions and a French-language school board, the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises. The Conseil can be reached at             1-877-273-6661       or on the web at http://www.cefsk.ca. The Conseil administers nine Francophone education areas and a total of 12 schools. In most regions, classes go from preschool to 12th grade.

  • In August 2004, the secondary level of the Collège Mathieu, a private institution, was integrated to the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises. This made the École secondaire Collège Mathieu the most recent addition to the Fransaskois component of the education system. In 2008, a secondary building was added to the École canadienne-française de Saskatoon. In 2009, Gravelbourg's French-language elementary school, the École Beausoleil, moved into the École secondaire Collège Mathieu. École Monseigneur de Laval will undergo an expansion which will create new spaces for high-school classes (8th to 12th grades).

  • Preschool classes are offered in all of the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises' schools. In Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Ponteix the infrastructures also include a child care centre and a daycare.

  • The nine education areas correspond to the geographic areas in which there is a group of parents wanting to have their children educated in French schools as guaranteed by Article 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  • The Conseil scolaire fransaskois manages and administers education issues related to French-language schools. The CSF is comprised of nine members, each representing one of the Francophone education areas.

  • The Conseils d'école (CÉ) represent parents at the Conseil scolaire fransaskois. Members handle various matters affecting their own school. A school's CÉ consists of three to eight parents whose children attend the school.

Post-secondary education

  • The Service fransaskois de formation aux adultes (SEFFA) offers and coordinates French-language education for adults. Classes range from literacy to popular or accredited courses.
  • At the University of Regina, the Institut français ensures visibility and promotion of the French language, and offers cultural programs and various types of support to Francophone and francophile students on campus. The Institut français is noted for its research sector, which supports the global development of the Fransaskois community. The contribution of the Institut français has been significant in several files, including the Commission sur l'inclusion and the establishment of closer ties between the Métis and Francophone communities.