Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee

The Committee supports the government’s efforts to maintain formal communication and consultation with the Acadian and Francophone community (AFC) of PEI, and ensures that the needs and priorities of the AFC are considered in the delivery of services by government institutions.

What is the function of the organization?

The Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee (AFCAC) provides advice to the Minister responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs on:

  • the service priorities of the Acadian and Francophone community;
  • the designation of bilingual services;
  • the provision of designated bilingual services;
  • any other matter concerning the Acadian and Francophone community.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative

Material Role:  Advisory

How many people are on the organization?

The Committee is made up of ten members: one member for each Francophone region (West Prince, Évangéline, Summerside-Miscouche, Rustico, Charlottetown and Eastern Kings) and four other members, including the Chair.

What are the requirements of organization members?

Work & Experience Requirements: Members must have a good knowledge of the Acadian and Francophone community in PEI.

Skills Required: Members must be bilingual in French and English.

What are the nomination requirements?

Traditional Nomination Requirements
Appointments to the Committee shall be made by the Minister. All members appointed to the Committee must be bilingual in French and English. Gender parity will be sought to be maintained during the nomination process.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $113/diem and members - $73/diem

What is the time commitment of the organization?

Meetings usually take place during the evenings and on occasion, during the day. Subcommittee work can add to the time commitment.

Members shall be appointed to the advisory committee for a term of three years and may be reappointed once. The Minister may stagger the terms of the initial members appointed to the advisory committee.

Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Carlo Lavoie, Chair Queens County Dec 4, 2019 Oct 16, 2021
Ashley Richard Queens County Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2023
Jesse Francis Prince County Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2022
Imelda Arsenault Prince County Mar 30, 2021 Feb 19, 2022
Stéphane Blanchard Queens County Feb 21, 2020 Feb 21, 2023
Carol Horne Queens County Oct. 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2021
Tina Peters-White Kings County Dec 14, 2019 Dec 14, 2022
Zain Esseghaier Queens County Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2023
Maïté Mézierre Prince County Dec 4, 2019 Oct 16, 2021
Josée Gallant-Gordon Prince County Dec 4, 2019 Mar 21, 2022

How can I apply? 

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI

Contact

For further information about this committee, contact:

Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee
PO Box 58
Wellington, PE  C0B 2E0
Phone: 902-854-7446

bonjour@gov.pe.ca

 

Published date: 
April 7, 2020
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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