Le Canada : une histoire juridique à raconter et à débattre
Start date: 1 January, 2017
End date: 31 December, 2017
Through the project "Canada: a legal story to tell and discuss" AJEFA wants to promote a better understanding of language rights and legal events that continue to shape Canada by creating educational resources in French for Francophone youth and Francophiles and to offer young people aged 15 to 25 an opportunity to participate in the promotion of Canadian values and vitality of the French fact in organizing a large oratory celebration of the 150 years of Canada. Component 1 - Timeline of key moments in the protection of language rights in Canada arising from various legal documents; and legal cases ((eg Constitution Act, 1867 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Official Languages Act, the Criminal Code.) eg. Cause Mahe Cause Caron): graphic design and printing of a bilingual frieze to be distributed to French schools and French immersion and the public + writing a curriculum guide for teaching the language rights in room class (story, animation, discussion topics activities) + Web design an interactive timeline, including bilingual map and guide in order to increase accessibility and use. Component 2 - debates of the 10th Summit of students in grade 12 and / or post-secondary students in Alberta: This contest is completely unfold in French in Alberta and would cover topics related to the central theme of Canada 150 Fort , proud and free, and core values of our country, including the Charter of rights and freedoms that includes language rights. The holding of such an event would take place in September or October 2017 and require the following: development of programming, promoting activity in schools and post-secondary institutions, recruitment of judges and participants, partnerships and coordination the event.
Nature of the Project Reach
The flap "Timeline" is designed for students and teachers in 39 francophone schools and 130 school authorities offering French immersion programs in Alberta and the public in general as the main resources (teaching guide and historical map ) will be available in French and English. However, the deliverables of this component will be accessible to all Canadians from ocean to another, as we develop a mini website. The flap "Summit debates" is more for students of Grades 10 to 12 of the 39 French schools and French immersion and / or post-secondary students (colleges and universities) in Alberta. It goes without saying that the general public may attend the debates.
The year 2017 marks a milestone in Canadian legal history. In addition to being the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is also the 150th anniversary of the judicial and legislative bilingualism, more commonly known as bijuralism. As mentioned by Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages May 30, 2016, [our project will focus on] "is crucial: the understanding of our country and its culture. We must not forget that our country is not only bilingual, but also bijural ". It is therefore important, in the 150th year of Canada, highlight both progress on the rights of Canadians, and specifically the history of the protection of language rights, and that the laws governing the same value in both french and English. Our activities will also be an excellent opportunity to promote bilingualism and bijuralism in the province of Alberta and throughout the country, particularly in minority language communities and young people. It is also very important for all Francophones in Alberta, Lethbridge High River, to be able to celebrate the 150th anniversary of their country. Finally, the addition of French resources is very valuable in a predominantly English-speaking environment in the country. Despite efforts by Alberta Education, French schools and French immersion unfortunately have access to a limited number of programs and resources available in French. The resources that we want to produce under this project will be used in the classroom for teaching social studies at primary and secondary level (French first language and French immersion) and by students of post-secondary levels. As the summit discussions, it will offer French-speaking youth increased opportunities to improve their social skills (conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, listening, etc.) and to acquire social and professional skills (critical thinking , autonomy, initiative, research techniques) promoting civic engagement and active participation in their community.
Expertise, comité organisateur, comité de révision, promotion et distribution des ressources, bourses ou prix pour le sommet des débats, prêt de locaux et/ou d'équipement, hébergement et transport des jeunes, bénévolat (juges pour les débats, formateurs et animateurs...), appui financier ou en nature