Education and training

There are two types of French-language school boards, public and separate (Catholic). Ontario has twelve French-language school boards: four public and eight separate.

The four public French-language school boards in Ontario are the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario in Ottawa, the Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest in North York, the Conseil scolaire du district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario in Sudbury and the Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l'Ontario in North Bay.

The eight Catholic French-language school boards are the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud in Toronto, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien in L'Orignal, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales in Thunder Bay, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières in Timmins, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Centre-Est de l'Ontario in Ottawa, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Franco-Nord in North Bay and the Conseil scolaire de district des écoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest in Windsor.

In 2006-2007, there were 90,445 students enrolled in French-language schools, with 66,064 in elementary school and 24,381 in high school.

Ontario also has three post-secondary French-language institutions
 

  • Collège de technologie agricole et alimentaire d'Alfred, attached to the University of Guelph, which had 103 students enrolled in 2008-2009

  • La Cité collégiale in Ottawa, which had over 3,600 students enrolled in 2008-2009

  • Collège Boréal in Sudbury, which had 1,410 students enrolled in 2008-2009

It is also possible to study in French at the following universities:
 

  • Saint Paul University in Ottawa

  • University of Ottawa

  • Hearst University College

  • Laurentian University in Sudbury

  • Glendon College, York University, in Toronto

  • Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston

Putting funds to work for the community


For 20 years the Fondation franco-ontarienne has been funding initiatives that promote and enhance the vitality of the Franco-Ontarian community. The Fondation has invested more than $1 million in French-speaking Ontario through its various endowment funds.