Health care and social services

The SaFran (which stands for "santé en français au Nunavut", meaning "health care in French in Nunavut") is a committee (part of the Association des francophones du Nunavut) that strives to improve French-language health care services in Nunavut. This organization also provides health information and keeps an up-to-date list of health care professionals who provide services and care in French.

Education and training

  • The école des Trois-Soleils opened in 2001. It teaches students from Kindergarten to Grade 10.
  • The Petits Nanooks daycare centre has been looking after children since 2002.
  • The Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut was established in 2004 and aims to consolidate its operations.
  • The Comité jeunesse de l'Association des francophones du Nunavut.

Associative network

The Association des francophones du Nunavut is the organization that speaks on behalf of the Francophone community of Nunavut and is the artisan of its development.

The AFN is complemented by a dynamic associative network composed of the Coopérative de tourisme Odyssée limitée (Odyssée Nunavut), the Conseil de coopération du Nunavut, Nunafranc Inc., as well as the Société immobilière Franco-Nunavut. The latter organization owns three buildings and is responsible for a major construction project in downtown Iqaluit, Carrefour de la francophonie.

Association des francophones du Nunavut
Phone: 867-979-4606

The Francophone family in Nunavut

CFRT (radio) and the Nunavoix (journal)
Caroline Pelletier, co-ordinator of radio station CFRT
and editor-in-chief of the newspaper Le Nunavoix
P.O. Box 88
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-979-4606, extension 24

Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut
P.O. Box 11 008
Iqaluit, NU X0A 1H0
Phone: 867-975-2660
Fax: (867) 975-2046

Défi Nunavut
(jobs and business in French in Nunavut)
Phone (communications): 867-979-4606, extension 5

Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité (RDÉE) Nunavut
P.O. Box 880
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-979-4606
Fax: 867-979-0800

(which stands for "santé en français au Nunavut",
meaning "health care in French in Nunavut")

Toit du monde (Le)


  • The community radio station CFReT-MF has been broadcasting since1994.
  • The newspaper Le Nunavoix is a part of the newspaper L'Aquilon.
  • The circumpolar news magazine Le Toit du Monde;
  • Most Quebec French-language radio and television stations are available by cable. In Iqaluit, the community radio station CFRT 107.3 FM broadcasts in French. Similarly, Francophones in Nunavut can access Radio-Canada (the French CBC), TVA and TV5.
  • The Francophone community in Nunavut has access to some 15 websites that reflect its particular institutions and organizations, which are grouped together under the umbrella of la famille franco-nunavoise at

Cultural and community life

  • The community centre is the focal point of Nunavut's Francophone community. It is the place where people have access to the Resource Centre and where social and cultural activities take place. It is also where AFN's and Nunafranc Inc.'s offices, as well as the studio and community radio facilities, are located.
  • Resource centre (films, newspapers, computers, Internet access)
  • Nunavut's Francophones are occasionally represented in the territory's multicultural festivals and events, but they also enjoy their own cultural activities, such as shows with songs and music, periodic or annual events (such as Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day) and French-language movies.
  • The Association des francophones du Nunavut (AFN) creates opportunities for cultural expression and gatherings for Nunavut's Francophones with, for example, the Foire du livre et de la musique.
  • Social and sports events, such as the Rallye familial de motoneiges and the Partie d'huîtres, two events that are organized by the AFN. The Rallye familial de motoneiges, which is usually held as part of Toonik Tyme (a spring festival in Iqaluit), is an event that brings together Francophones seeking to display their sense of direction and observation. The Partie d'huîtres is a traditional event involving Iqualuit's Francophones that has been held for the past 18 years and usually takes place in October.
  • Historical and cultural research, documentation and information about Nunavut and its peoples are readily available, particularly on the Web. The Association des francophones du Nunavut's portal is a resource for learning more about Francophone culture in Nunavut.