Yesterday, the third edition of the Forum on Francophone Human Capital was held at the Ontario Investment and trade Centre in Toronto. This year’s theme was ″the imperative of francophone immigrants,″ and the focus was on job creation and investment services for francophone immigrants.
More than forty key stakeholders were present—a success despite the unfavourable weather conditions! The Honourable Minister for Francophone Affairs of Ontario, Ms. Caroline Mulroney and Marie-Lison Fougère, Deputy Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs were present at the Forum and reiterated their commitment to continue working in the service of francophone interests.
Red Dot Digital’s Founder and Managing Director, Karima-Catherine Goundiam, emceed the event and gave a short speech to open it. In it, she spoke about her journey as a francophone immigrant in the business world, and discussed the challenges she has faced and the importance of providing robust support for newcomers to help them achieve success and contribute to the Canadian economy to their full potential.
On this occasion, La Passerelle-IDÉ also presented its new holistic vision of an approach to enable the best preparation of francophone newcomers to the labour market. Ms. Léonie Tchatat, Founder and CEO, Strategic Development and Partnerships at La Passerelle-IDÉ, announced the creation of a new advisory committee composed of highly qualified private- and public-sector personalities to frame the future vision of La Passerelle-IDÉ.
La Passerelle-IDÉ’s mission is to foster the integration and economic development of francophones in all their diversity, with a particular emphasis on francophones who are immigrants or members of visible minorities.