In November 2012, the very first Atlantic Francophone Immigration Week was organized by the Comité atlantique sur l'immigration francophone (CAIF). A year later, the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada built on this initiative and launched the very first National Francophone Immigration Week.
This event, coordinated by the FCFA with the support of the Francophone immigration networks and various partners, aims to celebrate the contribution of immigrants to the vitality of Canada's French-speaking minority communities, and promote the achievements of the communities themselbes in terms of recruiting, welcoming and integrating newcomers.
Each of the first four editions, between 2013 and 2016, featured over 100 activities throughout the country: intercultural events, art exhibitions and movie projections, workshops and discussion groups, training sessions, awareness activities in schools, etc. The 2015 and 2016 editions also featured the highly successful J'affiche ma diversité francophone / Proud of Francophone Diversity campaign on social media.
The fifth edition of National Francophone Immigration Week will take place from October 29 to November 4, 2017.
National Francophone Immigration Week is an initiative of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada and the Francophone Immigration Networks, made possible through financial support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the participation of many partners. This event is inspired by the success of the Semaine de l'immigration francophone en Atlantique, organized by the Comité atlantique sur l'immigration francophone in 2012.