Cultural and community life

The existence of socio-community organizations gives the Francophones of Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith and Inuvik access to a cultural and community life in French. Services offered include drop-in centres with French-language books and DVDs, Francization courses, workshops, early childhood services, multicultural meetings, cultural programming and social activities.

One location in Yellowknife brings together under the same roof the Fédération franco-ténoise and the Association franco-culturelle. Called the Maison bleue or Maison Laurent-Leroux, it is the heart of the N.W.T. Francophone community. Below is a list of activities and services provided:

  • Reception centre for Francophone newcomers
  • Jeunesse TNO
  • Réseau TNO Santé en français
  • Alpha TNO
  • Aînés-es TNO
  • Radio Taïga
  • Collège des TNO (post-secondary French-language educational institution)
  • Culture and arts programming
  • French-language film rentals
  • Promotional products: scarves, mugs, lapel pins, sweaters, flags, day planners
  • Organizations offering various social activities
  • Free Internet access
  • Francization courses and workshops