Ep. 4 Linguistic Duality among Seniors

What are the challenges of ageing in French in Kingston? Which services are available to francophone seniors? How do seniors from the francophone community engage in a dialogue with the anglophone community and the various allophone communities? Three seniors from the francophone community will share their personal experience and will invite the audience in French […]

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Les mots santé mentale ne sont pas des mots dans le vent. Ils représentent la santé de soi, la santé de l’âme. Dans la deuxième partie de notre balado sur la santé mentale, nous continuons la discussion avec Chantale Blanchette, formatrice pour la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada et Sherry Lachine, propriétaire de […]

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Episode 7

De nos jours, les mots « santé mentale » sont souvent utilisés pour vendre ou faire la promotion des dernières tendances. Mais qu’est-ce que la santé mentale ? La santé mentale est-elle importante ? Est-il correct de ne pas se sentir bien ? En ces temps incertains de pandémie mondiale et de distanciation sociale, trois […]

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The Daily Lives of Francophone, Anglophone and Multilingual Families

What are the challenges of being a language minority family in Kingston? What services are available to Francophone and Multilingual Families? How are these services lacking and impacting the daily lives of Francophone and Multilingual Families? How do Francophone and other non-English speaking families from French engage with the community that surrounds them? How does […]

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The Theater and the Realities of Francophone and Anglophone Artists

Normand Dupont and Liam Karry share a passion for theatre. They have been for many years both practitioners and promoters of a vibrant and multicultural theatre that continues to enrich the city of Kingston.Their varied experiences, which, despite the difference in languages, intersect, will allow us to address the creative, educational and production aspects of […]

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Ep. 3: The Choice Between Francophone, Anglophone, or Immersion Schooling

In theory, choosing a school should be obvious: Anglophones in an English language school and Francophones in a French language school. Yet, the situation is not so simple in a language minority situation like Kingston. Many factors influence parents’ decision when enrolling their children. Catherine Lord and Sarah Lasko will discuss teaching in French school […]

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Ep. 2: Francophone & Anglophone Poetry and Literature

The conversation with Bianca Côté and Eric Folsom intends to be a dialogue between writers who could discover that, in French or English, they share the same experience. La conversation avec Bianca Côté et Eric Folsom se veut un dialogue entre écrivains qui pourraient découvrir qu’en anglais ou en français, ils partagent une même expérience.

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Ep. 1 The History of the Official Languages Act and services available in French – L’histoire de la loi sur les langues officielles et sur les services en français

An overview of the debates around the adoption of the Official Languages Act including steps that led to the adoption of the French Languages Services Act Contemporary debates regarding the proposals for amending the Official Languages Act Un aperçu des débats sur l’adoption de la Loi sur les langues officielles y compris les étapes qui […]

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