xii ONTARIO REPORTS MARCH 16, 2018
INTERNATIONAL FRANCOPHONIE DAY
— MARCH 20, 2018
Celebrate French language and culture this
International Francophonie Day
International Francophonie Day recognizes the richness
and diversity of the French language and French culture
shared by hundreds of millions of people around the
world, including here in Canada.
It is observed annually on March 20th, to mark the
creation of the Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et
Technique (ACCT) in Niger on March 20, 1970. The ACCT
was the predecessor organization to the International
Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), which brings
together 80 states and governments on five continents
to work together for the benefit of the global French-speaking community.
On this special day, the Law Society joins individuals,
organizations and governments around the world in
celebrating French language and culture, and their
contributions to the fabric of Ontario’s legal community
and to the community at large.
The Law Society is dedicated to ensuring and promoting
linguistic diversity and French-language rights. To learn
more about the Law Society’s French-language initiatives,
please visit this site.