A leverage for cultural diplomacy.


We actively support higher education in French for minority communities throughout Canada, particularly in sensitive fields that convey identities, such as justice, health care and education. The French language is the foundation of our international community. We wish to contribute to the promotion and impact of Francophone culture through education and research, while we give the Francophonie its due.

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Francophonie Newsletter

Discover news, digital content, partnerships, and key events from the university community promoting Ontarian, Canadian and international Francophonie at the University of Ottawa!

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We encourage all members of our community to work towards a thriving Francophone presence everywhere on campus.

President’s Award for Best Practices in Francophonie and French Language Services

2023 recipients

  • Individual Award: Geneviève Seguin – Coordinator, Residence Life.
  • Team Award: French MBA Program Team from the Office of Graduate Programs, Telfer School of Management.
President’s Award for Francophonie
Jacques Frémont