Who can Attend

Francophone schools across Canada (outside Québec) are intended for Canadian citizens who qualify under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. According to section 23, the following people are eligible:

  1. all children of a parent whose first language learned and still understood is French;
  2. all children of a parents who received his or her primary school instruction in Canada in French *;
  3. all children whose sibling has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French*.

* Instruction must take place in French first language. French immersion does not confer section 23 rights.

The above text has been taken from a booklet called «I'm with you!» which has been published by the Fédération des parents francophones de l'Alberta (FPFA) for English-speaking parents across Canada. If you want to read more about this subject, contact the FPFA by email at fpfa@francalta.ab.ca or by phone at 780.468.6934.