Francophone of Labrador
Content provided by: Francophone Association of Labrador
The Francophone Association of Labrador was founded in 1973. Its focus is the foster growth of Francophone values and providing an environment for social and cultural activities. Its vast mandate is pro-active in education, economy, tourism, new technologies, youth and seniors' affairs, and political and governmental services. By its actions the Association is committed to represent the Francophone community and ensure that the Francophones enjoy the services and privileges to which they are entitled. The Association organizes different activities to promote French culture and language. It also provides a variety of services to the community.
Since September 1998, the Centre éducatif l'ENVOL offers a French First Language program to the Francophone population of Labrador West. The school caters to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Some High School courses are offered through Distance Education by other Francophone schools in the Province. Extra curricular activities, such as music and art workshops, are also offered.
CJRM Community Radio Labrador is a non-profit radio station serving the needs of Labrador West's French and English population of Labrador City and Wabush. Its main objective is to promote and preserve French language and culture. On the other hand, English programs are offered on weekends and 5% of the programs are devoted to traditional music of special interest.
The Franco-Newfoundland Flag
It is a symbol of the pride and dynamism of the Francophones of Newfoundland and Labrador. The colours red, white and blue represent their French origins. The two sails recall the first voyage of their common ancestors. The fullness of the sails and oblique lines suggest movement, continuous forward. The yellow of the two sails is the colour of the fleur-de-lys. The top sail is decorated with a tamarack branch, the Labrador emblem, and the larger sail has a pitcher plant, the floral symbol of the province.