Francophone Community

Franco Ontarian flag jpgOntario's Francophone community is vibrant and dynamic. While all Francophone Ontarians share French as a common language, this community is comprised of Francophones born in Ontario, other parts of Canada, and increasingly, around the world. Better understanding of the Francophone community and helping to ensure its well-being and success is of great importance to us.

To better understand Ontario's Francophone communities, we asked Statistics Canada to use its most recent census information to prepare six profiles of Francophone communities. One profile was for the  Ontario overall (produced jointly with the Office of Francophone Affairs). The other five profiles were for specific OTF regions that invited deeper analysis. This was based on factors such as size, growth, proportion, or other distinct features.

These reports are the first to use the new inclusive definition of Francophone. They provide a closer look at the demographic, economic and social trends in the Francophone population in Ontario between 2001 and 2006.

We believe these reports can be of benefit to Ontario's Francophone community and the province at large, as well as community organizations, the not-for-profit sector, colleges and universities, and anyone interested in Francophones of Ontario.