Foreword

The Profiles of the Francophone and Acadian communities of Canada is a compendium of updated information on the Francophone and Acadian communities in all areas of the country, at the national, provincial and territorial levels. This collection of profiles was published for the first time in 2000 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada and updated in 2004. This third edition was published in the spring of 2009.

Other than the national profile presented in the following pages, there are also provincial and territorial profiles which describe in detail the current state of Francophone affairs in each province and territory, and define the distinctive traits of their Francophone groups. The pocket inside the front cover of this document contains the abridged versions of these provincial and territorial profiles, while the complete versions are on the attached CD-ROM.

Following a general introduction to the history and
geography of each community, this profile is presented
in two sections:
 

  • A statistical portrait of the vitality of French-speaking communities from various points of view (demography, language, diversity and economy).

  • A presentation of community organizations, as well as legislation and government services.This updated edition adds data from the 2006 Census.



This updated edition adds data from the 2006 Census.