To mark the 20th anniversary of RDÉE Canada, Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, Alberta, made a statement in the House of Commons.
RDÉE CANADA'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
The National Committee for Canadian Francophone Human Resources Development (NCCFHRD), created in 1996, was registered under the name currently known as “RDÉE Canada” in February 1997. To mark this special occasion, a dynamic and natural alliance for the Canadian Francophonie was concluded on March 20, 2017, the International Day of La Francophonie, with the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue.
RDÉE CANADA SYMPSOSIUM
RDÉE Canada held its annual general meeting and its biennial symposium in September 2017. On that occasion, the Network commemorated some key players in the organization’s genealogy and provided a status report on the economic development of Francophone and Acadian communities over the past 20 years.
LAUCH OF THE STUDY ON THE SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT OF RDÉE CANADA
Launched in October 2017 as part of RDÉE Canada’s 20th anniversary, this accountability exercise drew a general profile of the national Network’s socioeconomic impact. It provided, on the one hand, an estimate of the economic impact of its activities and, on the other, a quantification of the socioeconomic gains associated with the services it offers to Canada’s Francophones and Acadians.
This study has proven that the expertise the Network has developed clearly increases economic opportunities for FACs. The key finding was that the Network’s effect on society (in monetary terms) is four times greater (4.2) than the costs of the actions it carries out ($20.6 million). This exercise led to the design of a systematic approach to recording benefits for the future.
Development of a personalized interface for each Network member, allowing them to automatically identify their impact and determine the socioeconomic benefits of their regional activities.
The Network has developed clearly increases economic opportunities for FACs.
Avec cette étude, le Réseau prouve que l’expertise qu’il a développée accroît manifestement les possibilités économiques des CFA. La constatation principale est que l’effet du Réseau sur la société (au niveau monétaire) dépasse de quatre fois (4,2) les coûts des actions qu’il mène (20,6 millions $). Cet exercice a permis de concevoir une approche systématique de collecte des retombées pour le futur.
Développement d’une interface personnalisée pour chaque membre du Réseau afin qu’ils puissent générer automatiquement leurs retombées et déterminer l’impact socio-économique de leurs activités régionales.
Le Réseau prouve que l’expertise qu’il a développée accroît manifestement les possibilités économiques
RDÉE Canada cooperates with the Commission nationale des parents francophones (CNPF) and the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) to promote access to French-language day care services.
Participated in consultations to develop the National Framework for Early Learning and Child Care, which provides for early childhood development and French language child care investments in minority communities.
On the photo: RDÉE Canada Chairman Michel Matifat; ACUFC Co-President Lise Bourgeois; and the Executive Director of the Commission nationale des parents francophones, Jean-Luc Racine.
CONSULTATIONS ON THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACTION PLAN
Regular participation in consultations leading to the Action Plan
Presentation of a brief entitled Enjeux et recommandations pour favoriser l’épanouissement des communautés francophones et acadienne (CFA)[ Issues and Recommendations to Promote the Development of Francophone and Acadian Communities (FACs)]
Presentation before the Senate Committee on Official Languages
ECONOMIC ACTION NETWORK (EAN)
Development and implementation of a performance framework consistent with the concept of consultation and future actions to update the performance models currently used in organizations.
Reception, collection and selection of several projects that will be supported over the next year.