The Last 30 Years

1981
Official founding of the Association des francophones de Frobisher Bay (AFFB) on July 29; it later becomes the Association des francophones d'Iqaluit (AFI),

1983
On February 14, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) grants the AFFB a licence to relay the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television signal to Iqaluit.

1989
Official opening of the Iqaluit community centre on October 18

1993
Establishment of the first French mother tongue education program (Grades 1 to 6)

1994
Official opening of the CFReT-MF community radio station in March

1995
Establishment of the Conseil scolaire francophone d'Iqaluit

1997
Founding assembly of the Association des francophones du Nunavut (AFN) on June 8

Official launch of the virtual monthly publication Le Toit du monde on October 1

1999
Creation of Nunavut on April 1

Official launch of Nordicité.com, the meeting place for Arctic Francophones, on March 17

2001
Opening of the école des Trois-Soleils

2002
Opening of the garderie Les Petits Nanooks

2004
Establishment of the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut

2007
Incorporation of the Société immobilière Franco-Nunavut

2008
Establishment of the Coopérative Odyssée Nunavut and the Conseil de coopération du Nunavut