Francophone Community:
Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Sudbury

The Francophone community in ACMS faces challenges due to declining numbers
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As of 2006, almost 100,000 Francophones lived in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Sudbury (ACMS). This is 17% of Ontario's total Francophone population.  Even so, the number of Francophones in ACMS has decreased by 5,700 people between 2001 and 2006. The Francophone community in ACMS is concentrated primarily in the City of Greater Sudbury and Cochrane - as about 85% live in one of these two areas.  In addition, only 1% of Francophones in ACMS identified as a member of a visible minority - far fewer than in Ontario overall where one out of ten Francophones is a visible minority. The complete ACMS Francophone Community Profile includes population, labour force, education and income information.

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Community Highlights

  • Collectively, the Francophone community in ACMS is older when compared to the general population.
  • There are also fewer children and youth among Francophones in ACMS (25.4% compared to 29.8% in the general population).
  • Using French at work is common for Francophones living in ACMS—80.3% indicate they speak French at work. This is a much higher proportion than for Ontario Francophones overall (67.1%).
  • Francophones in ACMS are less likely to have a university degree and more likely to have no certificate, diploma or degree than are Francophones in Ontario overall or the ACMS general population.