About the Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee

The Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee (AFCAC) was founded in 1977 and is established under the French Language Services Act.

 

What is the role of the AFCAC?

The AFCAC plays an important role in the implementation of the French Language Services Act. The AFCAC:

  • Ensures that the Government is informed of the service priorities of the Acadian and Francophone community;
  • Advises the Government on the designation of services and the provision of designated services in French;
  • Advises the Government on any other matter related to the Acadian and Francophone community.

 

What does the AFCAC do to perform its duties?

The AFCAC does many things to ensure that it can perform its duties, including:

  • Hold consultations with the public or with targeted groups to identify the service priorities of the Acadian and Francophone community;
  • Participate, as an observer, in activities that are of interest for the Acadian and Francophone community;
  • Meet with key stakeholders on matters related to the Acadian and Francophone community in order to stay informed;
  • Review government services to identify possibilities for designation under the French Language Services Act.

 

Who are the members of the ACFAC?

As of October 31, 2023, the members of the ACFAC are:

Paul D. Gallant, Chair
Denis Morais, West Prince region representative
Imelda Arsenault, Évangéline region representative
Maïté Mézierre, Summerside-Miscouche region representative
Michelle Pineau, Rustico region representative
Zain Esseghaier, Charlottetown region representative
Tara McNally MacPhee, Eastern Kings region representative
Jacinthe Lemire, member
Alexia Riche, member
Jennifer Cannell, member

If you would like to serve on the AFCAC, you can apply through Engage PEI.

 

Can I contact the AFCAC?

To perform its duties, the AFCAC has to pay attention to what the Acadian and Francophone community has to say. You can contact its team by mail, phone or email at:

Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8
902-854-7446
bonjour@gov.pe.ca 

 

Published date: 
February 1, 2024
Economic Development, Innovation and Trade

General Inquiries

Acadian and Francophone Affairs Secretariat
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-854-7446

bonjour@gov.pe.ca