Speaker Series: One City, Two Realities
A meeting between anglos and francos 50 years after the Official Languages Act.
ACFOMI is committed to the development, and vitality of Kingston’s Francophone community and the Thousand Island region.
ACFOMI is organizing a speaker’s series entitled: “One city two realities: A meeting between anglos and francos 50 years after the Official Languages Act”.
The series begins September 9th, 2019 with 17 themes that will take place over a two year period. All speaker’s series will be recorded and made available in Podcast on our Web Site.
Prestigious guest speakers are invited to each session that will take place in both official languages to discuss topics that include: politics, culture, healthcare, family life, gastronomy, etc.
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library in historic downtown Kingston will host the speaker’s series in their newly renovated facilities.
This series is recommended for members of the public able to understand both official languages.
This project will be recorded as a podcast and available as a free download from the ACFOMI website.
Wednesday, February 26 at 18:30 - Theme 6: The Daily Life of Anglophone, Francophone and Multilingual Families
Kassondra Walters is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College with a diploma in International Business. She has held various positions in business development and administration in both the private and public sectors in a wide variety of industries; including environmental engineering, IT, software, staffing & recruitment, real estate, and non-profit. She brings her skill set to the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre (KMFRC) as the Community Engagement and Information Coordinator, where she helps connect Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) families to resources that meet their unique needs in the community.
Laurence Simard-Gagnon holds a PhD in geography from Queen’s University. Her thesis explored experiences of Francophone mothers who migrated to Kingston, Ontario. Anchored in an intersectional approach, she investigated the impacts of migration and minority-language in the lives of these women, particularly: in their relationships to paid work; in their visions of child care, education, and cultural transmission; in their perceptions of the city and of their life in Kingston; and in their horizons of future possibilities.
Sylvain Morel is the principal of Mille-Îles Secondary School
Theme 1: The history of the Official Languages Act and services available in French
Theme 2: Anglophone & Francophone Canadian Literature and Poetry
Theme 3: The choice of a Francophone, Immersion, or English School
Theme 4: The Linguistic Duality Among Seniors
To promote and ensure the integration, participation, representation and accompaniment of the French Speaking Community of the Thousand Islands region to ensure its continuity.
We believe in honesty, transparency, cooperation, harmony and respect.
Baby changing table in the restroom
Monday: 8:30 - 18:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:30
Friday: 8:30 - 15:00
Walk-ins during business hours welcome
Appointments outside of business hours are available upon request