Education and training

Passed on June 22, 1995, the new Education Act provides for the development of education programs in French as a first language "where numbers warrant" and, upon approval by the minister, the establishment of a school board.

  • One French-language day-care centre in Yellowknife, the Garderie Plein Soleil
  • An implementation study for a day-care centre at Hay River in 2008
  • A French as a first language education program in Yellowknife and another one in Hay River
  • A Francization program for Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Smith
  • A French-only school, École Allain-St-Cyr, established in Yellowknife in 1999
  • A French-language school, École Boréale, in Hay River
  • Several hundred students enrolled in the French-immersion program in Yellowknife
  • And a recent addition, in 2008, the Collège des TNO, a post-secondary Francophone educational institution, completes the network.