Ottawa, June 15th, 2022 – The Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (French Canadian Youth Federation) is proud to relaunch its Request for proposals in preparation for the 8th Jeux de la francophonie canadienne (Canadian Francophone Games), which will be held in the summer of 2025.
The Canadian Francophone Games are a national triennial event that fosters connections by presenting a unique program combining the arts, cooperation, leadership, and sports. They showcase more than a thousand French-speaking young aged 14 to 18 from across Canada. Hundreds of volunteers work behind the scenes, developing their skills, and creating a festive atmosphere in their host community. The Canadian Francophone Games provide youth with cultural pride, self-confidence and leadership abilities in a friendly, competitive setting.
Cities or organizations that wish to submit their application can obtain all relevant information by visiting the Games’ website. Please note that official documents are only available in French, as les Jeux de la francophonie canadienne is a francophone event, but that an English summary is available.
A letter of intent must be submitted before August 15th, 2022, and bids will be accepted until December 15th 2022. The host committee will be announced in 2023.
For more information, please contact the Games’ Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FJCF gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, for its ongoing support of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne since their inception in 1999.
The FJCF is a national organization led BY and FOR youth, made up of eleven associate members from nine provinces and two territories. It develops and undertakes numerous projects, while working with French-speaking youth to ensure their development and fulfillment as a group that stands up and claims its rightful place as proud Francophones.
Ottawa, December 15, 2021 – It is with great emotion that the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF) announces the cancellation of the 8th edition of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne (JeuxFC) (Canadian Francophone Games).
This difficult decision is necessary in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all the work that has been done to ensure the event could be held and the solid plans that have been put in place to make it happen, ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved with the JeuxFC is a priority, but also a formidable challenge.
“We share the great disappointment of the Francophone community of Victoria, of British Columbia, of the youth, as well as our members and partners who were committed to making these JeuxFC a can’t-miss event. We would like to thank and acknowledge the tireless work of the Victoria Organizing Committee, which has been on board since 2016,” says FJCF President Marguerite Tölgyesi.
The FJCF would also like to thank all the people, community and financial partners who have believed in this adventure and who have devoted their energy to it over the years.
The FJCF and its primary funder, the Government of Canada, remain committed to this important flagship event for French-speaking youth across the country.
Ottawa, October 8th, 2020 – The CFGames will once again be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announces the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (French-Canadian Youth Federation – “FJCF“) and the local Organizing Committee (OC) of the 8th edition of the Canadian Francophone Games (Victoria 2020 CFGames).
The current context and all the uncertainties that lie ahead, make it difficult to safely organize the CFGames in the summer of 2021, while maintaining the nature of the event appreciated by so many. In order to guarantee the quality of the event for all participants, visitors, collaborators and partners, the FJCF and the OC made the difficult decision to postpone the Games once again. If conditions are right, the CFGames in Victoria would be postponed to summer 2022.
Victoria, June 9th, 2020 – The boards of Victoria’s Francophone Society, la Société francophone de Victoria (SFV) and the Canadian Francophone Games, les Jeux de la francophonie canadienne Victoria 2020 (JeuxFC Victoria) met this week to discuss the future of both associations. COVID-19, the postponement of the Games to Summer 2021 and the upcoming departure of the current Executive Director of the Society generated serious discussions about how to best proceed. It was at this meeting that board members heard of a new transition plan that would give space for a more cohesive partnership between the Society and the Games.
This partnership would help strengthen Victoria’s francophone community, maintain the Society’s diverse programming all while ensuring the success of the Games next summer, a major project for Victoria’s French-speaking population.
Ottawa, April 16th, 2020 – The Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (French-Canadian Youth Federation – FJCF) and the Local Organizing Committee (OC) of the Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames) agreed today on the new dates for 2021, for the 8th edition of the Games.
The Victoria CFGames will be held July 13th to 17th, 2021.
Representatives from both organizations met to discuss the new dates since the postponement. In light of a continued pandemic, and for the safety of the participants, they had no other choice but to postpone the event to next summer.
The postponement impacts of the CFGames are numerous. We would like to thank all the employees and volunteers who have contributed to the planning of the event so far.
We will work with our partners in the coming weeks and months to confirm all the logistical details that will be communicated, in due time.