Government of Yukon signs three-year agreement with Association franco-yukonnaise

The Government of Yukon and the Association franco-yukonnaise (l’AFY) have signed an agreement for three years valued at $360,000 to support the delivery of French-language training programs.

The agreement supports l’AFY in meeting the growing demand for French-as-a-second-language training. It also supports the creation and delivery of professional development opportunities tailored to the needs of French-speaking Yukoners.

The period covered by the agreement is April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. The Government of Yukon and l’AFY have been collaborating to deliver French-as-a-second-language training to the public and government employees since 2008.

This is the first time the Government of Yukon has renewed its commitment by way of a multi-year agreement with l’AFY for this initiative.

I am excited to renew our partnership with l’AFY. Since its inception, this agreement has been successful in making French-language training more accessible to Yukoners as well as increasing our employees’ ability to provide direct services in French.

John Streicker, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate

We are delighted to continue working closely with the Government of Yukon to offer better French second-language training to the public and to government employees. The continuity of these programs is essential for the ongoing improvement of French-language services across the territory and contributes to raising the profile of Yukon’s Francophone community.

Jeanne Beaudoin, President, Association franco-yukonnaise

Quick facts 
  • The value of the agreement is $120,000 per year.

  • The breakdown of French-language training students per year is

    • breakdown of French-language training students per year is
      • 2019–20: Government of Yukon employees: 168; Hospital employees: 23; Public members: 92
      • 2018–19: Government of Yukon employees: 141; Hospital employees: 2; Public members: 100

    *A student can be registered in more than one course.

     

  • French-language classes are taught in partnership with the Government of Yukon.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca

Nancy Power
Manager, Communications and Policy
867-393-7019
nancy.power@gov.yk.ca  

 

News release #: 
20-097