Government of New Brunswick

The mandate of the Francophonie and Official Languages Branch (FOLB) is to coordinate and promote the activities of the New Brunswick government within the provincial, Canadian, and international Francophonie.

The FOLB works closely with the other provincial government departments, community and paragovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector to promote the interests of the people of New Brunswick.

The FOLB interacts with its counterparts in the other provincial and territorial governments, the Government of Canada, and other countries with interests in the Francophonie. It is also involved with the various authorities of the Francophonie in provincial, national, and international associations.

Some of its main activities include:

Cooperation in the Francophonie

  • Francophonie in New Brunswick
  • Interprovincial Francophonie

        Quebec-New Brunswick Cooperation Agreement
        Manitoba-New Brunswick Cooperation Agreement

  • Canadian Francophonie

        Ministerial Conference on Francophone Affairs

  • International Francophonie; and
  • Development and maintenance of a Francophonie cooperation strategy

Institutional Francophonie

Ministerial Conference of the Francophonie (CMF)
Permanent Council of the Francophonie (CPF)
Preparation and follow-up of Francophone Summits

Canada/New Brunswick General Agreement on the Promotion of Official Languages

  • Community component
  • Government component
  • School-Community Centre component
  • Special support program for municipalities

The Official Languages in Education program

  • Kindergarten to Grade 12 component
  • Community College component
  • University component

Canada/New Brunswick Special Agreement related to Post-secondary education

  • Establishment of the Community College in the Acadian Peninsula component
  • Development of the Université de Moncton component