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What is the “Baldwin & La Fontaine: Toward Responsible Government” project?

The Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, which initiated the project, works to promote and sustain dialogue and connections between the different components of Canadian society. The Foundation oversees various projects, including the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF). The Foundation hopes to inform Canadians about responsible government and to kindle their interest in this political process. Although the achievement of responsible government was a key moment in our country’s history, it is poorly understood by many citizens. This project is made possible through the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as part of the Canada 150 celebrations.

The documentaries

The Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue commissioned four member institutions of the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne to create teams of highly qualified students. These teams were responsible for producing documentaries that provide answers the following questions:

  1. What is responsible government?
  2. Who were its key architects?
  3. How was it achieved in Canada?
  4. Why was it necessary or beneficial at the time?
  5. How did responsible government contribute to the creation of modern Canada?

Participating institutions

La Cité universitaire francophone – University of Regina

La Cité’s mission is to meet the university education needs of Saskatchewan’s French-speaking population, regardless of first language. It sets itself apart through its community engagement, its experimental education and its interdisciplinary research approaches. La Cité is a place to reflect on—and to experience—the Francophonie. La Cité universitaire is therefore proud of its diverse contributions to the development of the Fransaskois community. Its research centre (CRFM) is focused on rigorous, innovative, bold and comparative approaches to understanding the challenges and advantages of living in a minority context.

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University of Sudbury

The University of Sudbury is committed to encouraging and supporting its students as they undertake humanity’s perennial quest for ultimate meaning. The courses and programs offered by the University of Sudbury therefore aim to foster an outlook that seeks and embraces truth. Located in Northeastern Ontario, the University of Sudbury is dedicated to the official cultural bilingualism of the region. It provides courses and programs in both French and English, insofar as enrolment warrants, and consistently supports the cultural development of Anglophone and Francophone communities.

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Collège La Cité

Firmly rooted in the National Capital Region and in Eastern Ontario for the last quarter century, La Cité is Ontario’s largest French-language college of applied arts and technology. It offers a total of 140 postsecondary programs and makes student success its highest priority. In addition to its main campus in Ottawa, its agri-food training and research institute (IFRA) in Alfred, its satellite campus in Hawkesbury and its Business Office in Toronto, La Cité operates a skilled trades institute equipped with the most recent technology on the Alphonse-Desjardins Campus in Orléans.

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Université de Saint-Boniface

USB immerses students in a dynamic and intensive educational environment, allowing them to pursue advanced studies while improving their mastery of French. Graduating students leave not only with a diploma in hand, but also with a range of skills and competencies, especially bilingualism, that are in demand on the job market. At USB, our goal is to provide students with the tools they need for success! How? By offering a better professional training environment, but also by maintaining close relationships with employers and remaining abreast of the skills and competencies they are looking for. Most of our graduates find employment in their field of choice.

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The Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue
Telephone: 613-241-6055 | 1-877-241-6055
Email: info@fondationdialogue.ca

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Our Partners

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage