Foreword

This profile compiles and presents updated information on the Acadian and Francophone community of Nova Scotia. It is part of a collection of profiles of Francophone and Acadian communities in Canada published for the first time in 2000 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada and updated in 2004 and 2009.

These provincial and territorial profiles are supplemented by a national profile, which describes the overall situation of Canada's Francophones and examines the status of French in Canada. Following a general introduction to the history and geography of each community, the profile is presented in two sections:
 

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

  • A presentation of community life organized around six themes: major organizations, communications, cultural and community life, education and training, health and social services, legislation and government services.


This updated edition adds data from the 2006 Census.