ABOUT THE GAMES
The Games are a national event BY and FOR youth that inspires commitment by awakening and strengthening a sense of belonging to the Francophonie Canadienne.
By celebrating diversity and cultivating identity building among young people, the Games contribute to the vitality of French-speaking communities in Canada.
- COMMUNITY: Friendship, Networking, Collaboration
- PRIDE: Belonging, Identity
- OPEN-MINDEDNESS: Creativity, Equity, Inclusiveness
- BY and FOR youth
- Showcasing the talents, ideas and interests of young people.
- Excellence in the execution of the event
- Gathering where interactions between teams are as important as a friendly competition
- Welcoming space that honours the well-being of all.
Live in harmony with nature. Be stewards of our borrowed land, respect and protect it.
OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS
The Games are made possible, thanks to the generous contribution of the Government of Canada who has been the main partner since the inception of the Games in 1999.
The Canadian Francophone Games are an initiative of the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française.
IMPACTS OF THE CANADIAN FRANCOPHONE GAMES
The Canadian Francophone Games are among the largest gatherings of Canada’s French-speaking youth. In addition to encouraging hundreds of young people to exercise their talents in one of three sectors (art, leadership and sport), the Games showcase cultural pride, self-confidence and leadership abilities in a friendly, competitive setting.
Francophonie in Canada
The CFGames, the perfect moment to live your Francophonie.
Discover your identity
The CFGames an opportunity to develop your cultural identity.
The CFGames inspire youth to get involved in their community, in French.
HISTORY OF THE GAMES
In the 1990’s, the Vision d’avenir report is released. The importance of practicing artistic, leadership and sport activities in French, as a means of promoting the development and preservation of the French Canadian culture, is underlined. The French Canadian Youth Federation responded with the Canadian Francophone Games concept.
In 1994, the first hurdle is cleared as many governmental partners, one of which being Canadian Heritage, show interest in sport and leisure activities targeted to francophone youth in Canada. The FJCF continues to lobby for support and works at planning the Games.
In 1999, the announcement of the Canadian Francophonie Year becomes the final catalyst to launch the Games.
Here is a list of previous Games:
|PAST GAMES||HOST CITIES|
|2020-2022||Victoria (BC) Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2011||Greater Sudbury (ON)|
Our brand uses vibrant and youthful colours. These colours can also be found on the provincial and territorial flags of Canada.
A maple leaf can be found within the flame, reminding us of the national quality of the Games.
The torch is a symbol of excellence and eternity and expresses the vitality and the
warmth of francophone communities across Canada. Its fluid curves, dynamism and movement make the torch look both modern and artistic, just as the francophone youth of Canada.