Vanier’s Francophiles and Francophones unite in the Francophonie Committee. Our raison d’être? To promote, protect and celebrate our language, identity, culture, our heritage, and our diversity. Our members, who come from all over the world, present many activities:  French-language 5 à 7 (Happy Hour) in local bars and restaurants, International Francophonie Day (March 20th) and Franco-Ontarian Day (September 25th) celebrations, and CARRÉment allumé !, …

We are very proud of the Carré de la Francophonie de Vanier revitalization, located on Dupuis Street near Montreal Road.  Inaugurated by the City of Ottawa in 2019, as witnessed by a commemorative plaque, it has since been endowed with the Franco-Ontarian flag symbols, a lily and a trillium, and a mast for the permanent and exclusive use of deploying this flag.  During a Winter season, we have marvelled at this festive site illuminated in green and white, the colours of the flag.  The Carré is a preferred gathering space for Vanier’s  Francophonie!

The Committee is also preparing festivities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier, also known as « La Patente », a secret society founded on October 22nd, 1926, by Albert Ménard and abbe François-Xavier Barrette from Paroisse Saint-Charles-Borromée in Vanier.

As you may have guessed, the Francophonie Committee works primarily en françaisAu plaisir!

Join us by dropping in on any meeting or check out our current volunteer needs!

The committee’s annual action plan is here :
Plan d’action CFV 2024-01-04 (pdf) | Plan d’action CFV 2024-01-04 (docx)

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The Francophonie Committee wishes to thank all Francophile friends who participated at the CARRÉment bon! event last March 20th, in order to celebrate International Francophonie Day at Wow India Restaurant.

Image for the movie L'Ordre secret: Four men in masks in a dark candle lit room that, with seven men in white shirts in the background looking toward the original four.

L’Ordre secret

Free documentary available at NFB that tell the story of the Ordre of Jacques-Cartier.

L’Ordre secret | Phil Comeau | 2022 | 1 h 24 min

Phil Comeau shines a spotlight on the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier, a powerful secret society that operated from 1926 to 1965, infiltrating every sector of Canadian society and forging the fate of French-language communities. The Order was founded on October 22nd 1926 in Vanier by Albert Ménard, civil engineer at Public Transportation Ministry, and by François-Xavier Barrette, priest at Église Saint-Charles. Through never-before-heard testimony from former members of the Order, along with historically accurate dramatic reconstructions, this film paints a gripping portrait of the social and political struggles of Canadian francophone-minority communities.